Adam Zivin
Adam H. Zivin, M.D.

Adam H. Zivin, M.D.

Adam H. Zivin, M.D.

Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Arrhythmia Management, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Cardiology, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiology (Cardiac), Epicardial Pacemaker Lead Placement, Holter Monitoring, Implantable Cardiac Defib, Pacemakers, Radiofrequency Ablation, Stereotaxis, Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, Payment Plan, American Express, Sliding Fee Scale

Insurance Accepted:

AARP (American Assoc Retired Persons), Aetna Standard, Aetna indemnity, Aetna Preferred, CAPP Care, Carpenter's Trust, Cigna, Cigna PPO, Connecticut General, CoreSource, First Health, First Choice (CIGNA), Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA), Hartford Insurance, Washington Healthcare Authority, John Alden, Johnston & Culbertson, KPS Health Plans, Labor & Industries, Medicare Participating, Medicare, Medicare with Supplement, Medicare with Assignment, Metropolitan Life, Mutual of Omaha, Northwest Administrators, Pacificare of Washington, Private Healthcare Systems, Principal Mutual, Retail Clerks, Secure Horizons, Teamsters, Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health), United HealthCare, United of Omaha, Welfare & Pension Admin., Zenith Administrators, Aetna (All Product Lines), Holland America Line Westours, One Health Plan of WA, Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines), Cigna (First Choice), Premera Blue Cross/Health Plus, Premera Blue Cross Federal, Regence Preferred, Regence Standard Indemnity, Regence Selections, Regence Traditional - Boeing, United Healthcare Preferred, First Choice Health Network, Guardian, Health Net, Premera Blue Cross - Microsoft, Pacific Care/Secure Horizons, Alliant, Premera Blue Cross - Foundation, Mail Handlers

Medical School

Oregon Health Sciences University, OR


University of Minnesota, MN


University of Michigan, MI

Board Certifications

CardiologyClinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

New robotic system for catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias - Sterotaxis

Swedish recently completed a major upgrade to the Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab at Cherry Hill and is now the only hospital in Washington State with the Stereotaxis system.  This system is a remote navigation (robotic) system used for catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. In contrast to conventional ablation catheters which are steered by the physician using pull wires in the catheter and manual advancement and retraction, the Stereotaxis system accomplishes this hands-free using ...

Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias with catheter ablation

Cardiac catheter ablation is an invasive procedure done to treat abnormal rapid or irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Ablation can be used to treat both supraventricular arrhythmias coming from the upper chambers of the heart (atria) including paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), atrial flutter, and atrial fibrillation, and ventricular arrhythmias coming from the lower chambers (ventricles).

Different types of catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias

“Ablation” refers to localized destruction of tissue, so the area that is being ablated needs to be carefully targeted and the ablation closely controlled. The precise areas targeted for ablation depend on the type of arrhythmia, which sometimes is known before the procedure, but often needs to be clarified or confirmed invasively during the procedure. That being said, not all tachycardias are amenable to ablation or even require treatment, but when non-drug treatment of appropriate tachycardias is appropriate, catheter ablation can be an excellent option.

Ablation can be performed either with ...
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