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Electrophysiology

Overview

This is he science of diagnosing and treating the electrical activities of the heart.

  • detects the problem
  • estimates risk for sudden death through evaluation and treatment of an abnormal heart rate
  • prescribes the appropriate medication or device
  • has tremendous potential for helping patients with its specialized training, which includes:
    • arrhythmia management
    • device placement such as pacemakers and intra-cardiac defibrillators and follow-up,
    • electrophysiological procedures such as ablation and testing