Education and Credentials
Medical School: St. Christopher's College of Medicine
Residency: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
Fellowship: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Specialties: Cardiac Electrophysiology
Clinical Interests: Electrophysiology, Endovascular Medicine, Pacemaker & ICD Implantation, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Atrial Fibrillation, Cryoablation, Arrhythmia Management, Ablaltions, Arrhythmia
Languages: Arabic, English
Years of Experience: 17
Current Academic Appointments: Clinical Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Visits may be scheduled as in-office appointments or as remote visits via video. If you schedule a telehealth appointment, you will receive a confirmation call, instructions and a video link prior to your appointment.
Dr. Demo utilizes some of the newest technology, resources and procedures available, including:
Swedish Covenant Hospital is one of only two Chicago hospitals to do ablations without any x-ray whatsoever. Using intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and 3D electroanatomic mapping technology (3D-EAM), Dr. Demo can operate on mere millimeters while bypassing risks associated with radiation, including skin injuries, genetic defects and general malignancies.
When medication fails to correct arrhythmia associated with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AFib), cryoablation may be the answer. Traditionally, surgeons would use a pointed catheter with extreme heat. Cryoablation is a minimally invasive procedure utilizing an inflatable balloon to freeze some of the tissue surrounding pulmonary veins, bypassing some of the risks associated with traditional ablation, including the possibility of small leaks.
While traditional defibrillators (ICD) require electrophysiologists to implant one or more leads through the veins and inside of or against the patient’s heart, the state-of-the-art subcutaneous defibrillator system (S-ICD) is inserted just under the skin on top of the sternum, avoiding possible complications such as systemic blood infections, fractures and lead displacement. In addition, this technology benefits patients who would typically be considered unsuitable for ICD therapy.
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