Electrophysiology/Cardiac Rhythm Management
In the United States, more than 850,000 people are hospitalized for an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmias) each year.
Electrophysiology is used to diagnose and treat patients with all types of arrhythmias such as:
A full-service electrophysiology lab is available at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Physicians board-certified in clinical electrophysiology lead the heart care team in offering procedures such as:
Diagnostic Electrophysiology Studies (EP)
EP Studies are used to determine what is causing arrhythmias by recording the path of the heart's electrical signals.
Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that cauterizes (burns) cells of the heart muscle that cause the abnormal heart rhythm.
Pacemakers are small, battery-operated devices that send electrical impulses to the heart to help it beat regulary.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
ICDs are used to deliver electrical shocks to the heart, sense the heart rhythm and sometimes pace the heart, as needed.
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