Cardiac Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology
The arrhythmia and electrophysiology (EP) services at St. Elizabeth's Cardiology and Vascular Medicine Center provide the latest diagnostic assessment treatments for patients with arrhythmia.
Arrhythmias are a common problem in both young and old patients and can cause a variety of symptoms. The most common arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation – a common cause of stroke – that can cause symptoms of palpitations, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath.
As part of St. Elizabeth’s integrated cardiac program, EP physicians work closely with heart failure and stroke experts, along with cardiothoracic surgeons, to provide the best treatment, care, and outcomes.
EP services include:
- Ablation procedures for supraventricular tachycardias and ventricular tachycardia
- Biventricular pacing
- Cardiac device follow up
- Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
- Convergent procedure for hybrid surgical and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation
- Loop recorder Implantation
- WATCHMAN procedure: Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device can offer indicated patients with non-valvular AF a potentially life-changing treatment option to free them from long-term wafarin therapy
- Pacemaker implantation
- Tilt table testing