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Cardiac Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology) Services

Clinical Electrophysiology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, which are conditions related to the electrical or conduction system of the heart. We treat patients with a wide variety of abnormal heart rhythms, including bradyarrhythmias (slow heart beating), tachyarrhythmias (fast heart beating), syncope (passing out) and congestive heart failure.

Dr. Ellenbogen viewing imaging information on monitorArrhythmia patients that come to our Pauley Heart Center electrophysiology clinic are evaluated and treated by one of the most highly respected cardiac electrophysiology teams in the world.

Our electrophysiology clinic is outfitted with world class technology and equipment, including the most sophisticated three-dimensional and ultrasound heart mapping systems and a variety of computerized mapping systems.

The experience and expertise of our electrophysiology team has placed our electrophysiology clinic among the top referral centers for evaluation and treatment of complex arrhythmias. Our diagnostic procedures include the most advanced diagnostic electrophysiology studies as well as mapping and ablation of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias, Holter monitoring, implantable monitoring, transtelephonic monitoring, tilt table testing, and for patients with implanted pacing devices, long-term follow-up. Intervention options include internal and external cardioversion, catheter radiofrequency ablation, catheter and balloon cryoablation, catheter electroporation, pacemaker implantation, cardiac defibrillator implantation, implantation of cardiac resynchronization devices, laser lead extraction, and administration of standard and investigational drugs.

The physicians in our electrophysiology clinic are involved in research on new investigational devices for bradycardia pacing, antitachycardia pacing and defibrillation, as well as new investigational antiarrhythmic drugs. The faculty is working with many companies to develop new tools and techniques to cure atrial fibrillation through a variety of ablation systems, including both radiofrequency and cryoablation.

For information about our treatments for the most common form of arrhythmia— atrial fibrillation—please visit our Atrial Fibrillation Program page.