LEWISTON – Brooke S. Ritvo, a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology, has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center medical staff. She is practicing with Central Maine Heart Associates, a clinical department of CMMC.

Electrophysiology is the study of the electrical system of the heart that generates the heartbeat. Electrophysiologic studies are used to diagnose heart rhythm problems and to determine if a patient needs a pacemaker.

Prior to beginning her work in the Lewiston-Auburn area, Ritvo practiced for six years as an electrophysiologist with Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Consultants in West Orange, N.J.

A graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., she earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. She completed an internship and residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

She served a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and a fellowship in electrophysiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

She also served an electrophysiology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y.

Ritvo has worked as a medical researcher and has published research in professional medical journals. She lives in Falmouth.

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