Before Your Appointment
If you are scheduled at least one week away, you will be asked to send in your records, including medical history, test results and films (such as echocardiogram, ultrasound, chest x-ray, MRI or CT as applicable). All information should be sent in the same package (clearly marked with your name and address) via Airborne Express, Federal Express, or certified U.S. mail (make sure you have a tracking number) to the physician with which you have an appointment. The address to mail your records and films is:
Ventricular Arrhythmia Center
Vascular Medicine – Desk J2 - 2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
If you are scheduled less than one week out, please bring your records and films to your appointment.
For patients who have a ventricular arrhythmia and have already been told they need to have an ablation procedure, we do have a method to send in records for review.
Please contact the Heart & Vascular Institute Resource Nurses for instructions at 866.289.6911.
Records can also be sent directly to the office of:
Dr. P. Peter Borek, MD
9500 Euclid Avenue - Desk J2 - 2,
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
They can also be faxed to 216.636.6952, Attn: Dr. Borek
Traveling to Cleveland Clinic
When you make your appointment, we would like to make traveling to Cleveland Clinic as easy as possible. Information on travel to the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.
Please Note: Parking for your appointment will vary whether you are at Taussig or the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.
During Your Appointment
When you arrive at Cleveland Clinic for your initial appointment, you will first meet with a registered nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant who will begin the interview process and ask you about your medical history and your arrhythmia.
Then, you will meet with a physician from the Ventricular Arrhythmia Center. The physician will explain your treatment options for your ventricular arrhythmia. Once you have agreed upon a treatment option, you may need additional tests to provide more information about your condition.
One treatment option is the use of anti-arrhythmic medication. Some medications require you to stay in the hospital when the medication is started. If your treatment plan involves one of these medications, your doctor will give you more information.
If percutaneous ablation or surgery are planned, the physician will go through the procedure and the consent process with the patient and schedule non-urgent cases on an outpatient basis. Urgent cases are usually admitted to the hospital for further management which may include an invasive procedure.
How long will you need to stay at Cleveland Clinic?
To complete all testing, you will need to stay in the Cleveland area for 1 to 3 days.
After Your Visit
Your doctor will tell you when you need to be seen again.
If you have an ablation, you will be seen 2 to 3 months after the procedure. At your follow-up visit, you will have testing that may include an EKG, echocardiogram, device check and/or blood work. You will meet with a member of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Center nursing staff and with your physician.