Teleheart Program


Passavant’s Teleheart Service provides two key services for patients with cardiac problems: Event Monitoring and a Pacemaker Clinic.

Event Monitoring is used as a diagnostic tool for patients living at home with symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia. To do this, patients are asked to wear a monitoring device for 30 days. When they experience a cardiac arrhythmia, they simply push a button on the device that signals the PassavantReceiving Center to record the arrhythmia and alert the staff. Once the information is received, a Teleheart nurse reviews the recording for any abnormalities and documents the information for future follow-up.

The Pacemaker Clinic is for patients with permanent pacemakers and allows patients to hook their pacemaker up to Teleheart via a telephone line. The transmission is checked by the Teleheart nurse to ensure the unit is functioning properly and has adequate battery life.

New Physician at Passavant OB/GYN

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Alexander Raw, MD, a faculty member at SIU OB/GYN, is accepting new patients at Passavant OB/GYN. Dr. Raw, an obstetrician/gynecologist, recently completed his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. He earned his medical doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2013. He holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raw, please call Passavant OB-GYN, 243-8455. Passavant OB/GYN is located on the Passavant Area Hospital campus, east entrance.

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