Cardiac electrophysiology involves the treatment of arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) to restore a regular heart beat. This may be done through catheter- or device-based therapies.
- Ablationis a common catheter-based procedure
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in which the physician stimulates the heart to diagnose a rapid rhythm, identifies the offending areas of the heart, and then applies heat to those areas that cause the abnormal rapid rhythm.
"People who complain of palpitations, fluttering or racing heartbeats may benefit from EP services. Arrhythmia 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.
If you think you may benefit from electrophysiology services, please talk with your primary care physician or cardiologist.