Office Based Diagnostics
- Treadmill stress testing
- Nuclear imaging
- Cardiac ECHO
- Holter / Event monitor
- Mobile home telemetry
- Mobile home CHF monitoring
- Pacemaker follow-up
- ICD follow-up
- Implantable loop recorder follow-up
- Coumadin Clinic (See below)
- Carotid and vascular studies
- Electrophysiology Study
- Pacemaker / ICD implant
- Loop recorder implant
- Cardiac resynchronization
- Tilt table test
- Catheter ablation of: SVT, VT, PVCs, Atrial fib, atrial flutter
Patients taking the blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin) know that a major hassle is having their blood work tested on a monthly basis (or more often). Our coumadin clinic involves convenient office based checking of a patient’s coumadin level, with on-the-spot physician recommendation as to repeat testing and follow-up.
We follow pacemakers, ICDs and implantable loop recorders using a combination of in-office device checks and remote home monitoring.
What is an “Electrophysiologist”?
An electrophysiologist, or “EP” doctor, is a cardiologist who has completed additional training and certification to treat heart rhythm disorders, and to perform procedures used to treat these conditions, such as pacemaker implantation, ICD implantation, and catheter ablation.
Do I need an EP? Who should see an electrophysiologist?
- Patients with racing heart beat, or “supra-ventricular tachycardia” (SVT)
- Patients with irregular heart beat, such as from atrial fibrillation or flutter, which increases risk for stroke.
- Patients with fainting spells that may be heart rhythm related.
- Patients with excessively slow heart beat.
- Patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest, including those with:
- Prior heart attack
- Significant heart muscle injury or damage
- A weak heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
- Congestive heart failure
- A family history of sudden cardiac death
- Patients with symptoms or physical limitations from congestive heart failure, which may be improved by cardiac resynchronization therapy.