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Heart Rhythm Treatments

Electrophysiology is a cardiology subspecialty that focuses on your heart’s electrical activity and is used to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who is specifically trained and specializes in treating cardiac problems that cause irregular heart rhythms, also known as arrhythmias. They examine your heart’s electrical system, which sends an electrical signal through your cells in order to regulate heart rate and rhythm.

Confluence Health electrophysiologist's test for, diagnose, and treat irregular heart rhythms. they are trained in the use of highly specialized tests, devices, and procedures in order to do so. They also may prescribe medication or make lifestyle recommendations.

An electrophysiologist may diagnose and treat conditions such as:

Your primary care doctor or another cardiologist may refer you to an electrophysiologist if you:

  • Have an abnormal heart rhythm
  • Are undergoing or being considered for cardiac ablation, a procedure that creates scar tissue in order to block erratic signals
  • Experience syncope, i.e., a sudden loss of consciousness
  • Have a risk of sudden cardiac death
  • Are undergoing heart surgery
  • Might benefit from a pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)

Electrophysiologists are generally seen by referral and not through direct appointment.

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