Electrophysiology is used to assess irregular heartbeats. The
heart has a sophisticated electrical system that initiates and
coordinates the heartbeats that move blood through the heart and
to the body. The doctors at White Memorial are cardiologists who
specialize in the electrical system of the heart.
When this system malfunctions, a person can experience
arrhythmias. These arrhythmias can cause a wide range of symptoms
including chest pain, dizziness, and palpitations. The heart may
feel like it is beating too fast, too slow or even skipping a
beat. If an abnormal heartbeat is suspected, your doctor may
recommend one or more tests to diagnose your symptoms.
- Electrophysiology studies (EPS)
- Cardiac ablation
- Automatic implantation cardioverter defibrillator (AICD)
Treatment options for patients include medication, catheter
ablation and placement of a pacemaker or AICD. At White Memorial,
state of the art equipment is used to treat these problems,
including the latest Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System which
enables physicians a very precise, computerized control of the
working end of the catheter.
Catheter ablation provides an alternative for many patients with
arrhythmias who would have faced surgery in the past. This
amazing tool combining fluoroscopy, intracardiac ultrasound, 3D
surface mapping and ablation allows the use of softer catheters
that can be manipulated by large magnets outside the body. The
robotic catheter and heart mapping systems result in a safer
ablation procedure and x-ray exposure. The advantages are
additional safety and improved outcomes for patients.
For more information on these services, please call (888)