PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Cardiac care at Mather Hospital took another step forward this week with the opening of our Electrophysiology (EP) Lab to assess and repair the heart’s electrical system and diagnose abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmia).


“The Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab is an exciting addition at Mather Hospital that expands our ability to provide comprehensive cardiac care to all our patients,” said Rajat Goyal, MD, the EP Lab director. “The EP Lab allows us to perform implants of all kinds, from common devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators to advanced technologies such as leadless pacemakers, subcutaneous defibrillators, and conduction system pacing. We also treat common rapid arrhythmias such as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and atrial flutter via a procedure called catheter ablation.


“The addition of EP services at Mather Hospital complements our top-notch Cardiac Consultation and Interventional Cardiology teams to provide the best cardiac care for our patients.”


Nicole Hoefler, BSN, RN, CVN, nursing director for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, said the Lab’s staff have been trained at Long Island Jewish and North Shore University Hospitals in addition to undergoing in-house electrophysiology education with Dr. Goyal. Theresa Nicosia, NP, an experienced electrophysiology nurse practitioner from North Shore University Hospital, also joined Mather’s staff, Hoefler said.


The EP Lab is part of Mather’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab, opened in May 2021, which is a 24/7 program that performs procedures to visualize the heart’s arteries and chambers and treat any narrowing of blood vessels (stenosis) or other abnormality.


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About Mather Hospital

Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has twice earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American

Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather was rated high performing by U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings in colon cancer, COPD, geriatrics, heart failure, kidney disease, lung cancer surgery, orthopedics, and urology for2021-2022. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit matherhospital.org or follow us @MatherHospital on Facebook.


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