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Karen Powers Joins CAI

Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute Adds Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Veteran NP Karen Powers Joins CAI Team

Mesa, Ariz. (April 26, 2007) – Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (CAI) announced today that veteran cardiology nurse practitioner Karen Powers has joined the institute.

CAI, founded by cardiologist and electrophysiologist Himanshu H. Shukla, specializes in the treatment of heart arrhythmias and serves as an educational resource for patients as well as physicians.

"The addition of Karen is an important asset to our team and we are delighted to have her on board," Shukla said. "She is a respected professional in the field of cardiology in all of Phoenix and the East Valley and she will be a key player in the delivery of excellent patient care and ongoing patient education, an important component of the institute's mission."

Powers is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) who received her American Nurses Credentialing Center (ACNN) certificate in 1998. She graduated from St. Louis University with a master in science degree in the family nurse practitioner program.

She is published in the American Journal of Critical Care and serves as a volunteer of the East Valley Children’s Crisis Center in Mesa.

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute is dedicated to providing heart care customized to the individual and clinical treatment of heart rhythm disorders. CAI works independently as well as in conjunction with fellow physicians to deliver optimum care. Located on the campus of Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, CAI also is a community resource for patients and physicians to obtain state of the art information and care regarding heart rhythm disorders. The Institute is founded by Dr. Shukla with practice administrator Lisa A. Feddersen, B.S.N., R.N.