What is Electrophysiology?
Electrophysiology mapping is used to find the source of electrical problems within the heart. CHRISTUS Health's electrophysiologists use advanced imaging and diagnostic catheter technology to create a 3-D "map" of electrical activity within the patient's heart. Once the source of an irregular heartbeat has been located, our physicians work to find the best treatment, which can be ablation, ICD or medication.
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Various Electrophysiology Conditions & Services
At CHRISTUS Health, we provide a variety of services that relates to electrophysiology, those include:
- Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
- Atrial Flutter (Aflutter)
- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome/Accessory Pathways
- Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation (VT/VF)
- Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders (Long QT, Brugada, CPVT, HCM)
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) & DC Cardioversion (DCCV)
- Syncope (fainting/passing out)
- Tilt Table Testing
- Pacemakers (PPMs)
- Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs)
- Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices (i.e. Watchman, Amulet, Lariat)
- Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring
- Laser Lead Extraction
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
- Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM)
- CHAD scoring - assesses stroke risk associated with arrhythmia
- Echocardiogram - sound waves create a moving picture of the heart
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) - measures the electrical activity of the heart
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Have you ever experienced the sensation of your heart racing as you sit still or feel faint after making a sudden movement? You may have a heart condition called an arrhythmia. Also known as an irregular heartbeat, an arrhythmia causes interruptions in the electrical impulses that regulate blood flow.
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Implantable Devices for Heart Conditions
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a "biventricular" pacemaker delivering an electrical energy to cause two unsynchronized ventricles to beat simultaneously again.