Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology studies provide detailed evaluations of the electrical activity in your heart. The advanced electrophysiology labs at SSM Health were created to better serve our patients with electrical problems of the heart.

Conditions We Treat with Electrophysiology

Common conditions we treat in our lab including atrial fibrillation and other types of arrhythmias. Using cardiac mapping, our electrophysiologists can identify the cause of your irregular heartbeat, oftentimes correcting it through the use of ablation. This procedure corrects electrical conduction problems that result in abnormally fast, problematic heart rates.

Our electrophysiologists can perform additional treatments in the lab as needed. For example, we can implant pacemakers if you’re experiencing a slow heart rate, or a cardiac defibrillator that delivers electrical impulses, helping a patient’s heart return to a normal rhythm after experiencing a severe arrhythmia.

Electrophysiology Services

We offer a variety of electrophysiology services, including:

  • Diagnosis of arrhythmias
  • Risk assessment of ventricular arrhythmias
  • Catheter-based treatments for atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia
  • Biventricular pacemaker/defibrillator implantation
  • Implantation and management of pacemakers and defibrillations
  • Lead extraction
  • Care for patients with congenital heart disease or inherited arrhythmia disorders

When receiving treatment you in our electrophysiology labs, you and your heart are our number one concern. To protect your heart we use the Carto X-Press electroanatomical navigation system. This technology uses saline to prevent your heart’s surface from becoming too hot due to the radio-frequency power. It also allows us to deliver treatment deeper into the tissue.

If you have a heart and vascular issue and your doctor has referred you to us, rest assured that we have the knowledge and expertise to treat you well. We’ll work directly with your provider, ensuring that the best treatment plan is created. For more information or to get a second opinion, call an SSM Health heart and vascular specialist today.

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