Cardiac Electrophysiology is a sub-specialty of cardiology, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of rhythm disorders of the heart, which is based in the electrical system of the heart.
Cardiologists with expertise in this area are usually referred to as electrophysiologists.
Electrophysiologists (EP), are specialty trained in the mechanism, function, and performance of the electrical system and activities of the heart. This requires additional years of training beyond cardiology training.
Electrophysiologists work closely with other cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to guide therapy for heart rhythm disorders, known as arrhythmias. EPs are trained to perform interventional and surgical procedures to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias.
An electrophysiology study is a diagnostic test to assess arrhythmias, elucidate symptoms, evaluate abnormal electrocardiograms, assess the risk of developing arrhythmias in the future, and design treatment.
Treatments in Electrophysiology include antiarrhythmic medications to specifically designed to help treat arrhythmias, as well as catheter ablation.
Cardiac catheter ablations are invasive procedures which target abnormal electrical signals of the heart to specifically target and potentially cure arrhythmias.
Other Electrophysiology treatments also include surgical implantation and management of loop recorders, pacemakers and defibrillators (ICDs).
Dr. Saumil R. Shah and Dr. Guru P. Mohanty are Board Certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Medicine. They have been at the forefront of diagnosis and treatments of cardiac arrhythmias in central VA. Our aim is to provide compassionate, state of the art, and high quality care to patients.
Contact us at 810-410-9749 if you have a cardiac rhythm issue, such as atrial fibrillation (AFIB), SVT, atrial flutter, bradycardia, or if you have a pacemaker or defibrillator (ICD).