Electrophysiology / Heart Rhythm Management
The Watchman implant is a device that is permanently placed into the left atrial appendage to prevent blood clot formation. This is an alternative for patients with atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter who cannot tolerate anticoagulation, or have other elevated risk factors for a major bleeding risk.
A cardiac ablation is a procedure that treats arrhythmias - abnormal heart rhythms. Based on an electrophysiology study, the abnormal rhythm is detected and radiofrequency energy is used to cauterize the problematic region, resolving the abnormal rhythm.
Electrophysiology study and 3D mapping
An electrophysiology study is a test done to determine your heart’s electrical activity. These are typically performed before ablation procedures to map the heart’s electrical activity in order to determine the location of any abnormal rhythm.
An automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) is a device that is implanted for patients who are at high risk of developing fatal arrhythmias. If indicated, the device will deliver a life saving shock to restore cardiac rhythm.
A pacemaker is a device implanted to help patients who suffer from bradycardia or other electrical dysfunction. A pacemaker is designed to keep the heart from beating too fast or slow. This is done by pacing the heart within the device’s parameters. There are several different types of pacemakers depending on the patient’s diagnosis.