Cardiac electrophysiology involves the treatment of arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) to restore a regular heartbeat. This may be done through catheter- or device-based therapies.
- Ablation is a common catheter-based procedure in which the physician stimulates the heart to diagnose a rapid rhythm. The doctor identifies the offending areas of the heart, and then applies heat to those areas that cause the abnormal rapid rhythm.
- Device-based treatments include common devices such as intracardiac defibrillators and pacemakers.
- We were the first in the area to implant a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD)®.
“People who complain of palpitations, fluttering or racing heartbeats may benefit from EP services. Arrhythmias can sometimes occur in a healthy heart and be of minimal consequence, but they can sometimes indicate a serious problem that can lead to heart disease, stroke or sudden death. It's a good idea to make sure arrhythmia is not an indication of a serious problem,” offers Dr. M. Magdy Migeed.
Dr. Migeed uses the Siemens biplane imaging system and 3D mapping system that enables him to see rotating CT-like images of the heart in 3D to accurately and precisely locate and treat problem areas of the heart.
Atrial Fibrillation Certification
Genesis HealthCare System was the first organization in the nation to be granted full atrial fibrillation certification by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), which means we have the right skills, team and technology to successfully treat atrial fibrillation.
If you think you may benefit from electrophysiology services, please talk with your primary care physician or cardiologist.