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Frederick A. Heupler, Jr., MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Heupler specializes in cardiac catheterization, coronary artery disease, coronary spasm syndrome, cardiovascular PACS, and catheterization lab image quality analysis. He also leads efforts in quality improvement in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, digital-imaging technology in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, and surveys of cardiovascular and cardiac catheterization services in healthcare institutions. He pioneered the ergonovine test for coronary artery spasm, and he has written extensively on this subject. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Heupler is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Physicians and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. A member of the Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association, he has served as Chairman of the Laboratory Performance Standards Committee of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Heupler completed his internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and did both his residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.
Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Spasm Syndrome, Cardiac Catheterization, Valvular Heart Disease, Constrictive Pericarditis, Cath Lab Hemodynamics, Cath Lab Angiographic Equipment, Cath Lab Radiation Safety, Cardiovascular PACS.
Awards & Honors
"Top Docs", Cleveland Magazine, March, 2007 and March, 2006
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