The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program(CCEP) at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) is the tertiary referral center for all twelve Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, which serve a population of more than three million people.
The CCEP program provides residents with excellent training in all aspects of clinical Electrophysiology. The program is unique due to the volume and mix of challenging cases, as well as the direct supervision and educational input for each case. With > 600 ablation procedures performed and > 500 new device implanted annually, fellows get exposure to different aspects of Electrophysiology (EP), including biventricular device implants, and cutting-edge Electrophysiology procedures such as, intracardiac echocardiography, transseptal cathterization, three-dimensional mapping using the Navix and Carto-merge mapping systems, epicardial ablations and Sterotaxis for remote mapping/ablation, Cryoballoon ablation, and left atrial appendage occlusion devices : Lariat and Watchman.
Seven full-time Electrophysiology faculty members are present in the department. The faculty sponsors a daily conference to review all diagnostic cases and discuss all potential interventions and alternatives appropriate to the case. In addition, each week has several educational conferences on its schedule, which permits discussions of current topics in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.