For Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders (EP), ablations, and implants
Electrophysiologists are physicians who treat heart rhythm disorders. Patients experiencing sudden fainting spells may also see an electrophysiologist for evaluation to rule out serious causes, such as heart disorders.
Conditions treated at Memorial Hospital include:
- Heart arrhythmias (irregular heart rate)
- Atrial Fibrillation (rapid and irregular heart rate)
- Bradycardia (slow heart rate)
- Tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Electric current may be applied to your heart to restore a regular beat. This procedure is known as cardioversion, and may be used on an elective or emergency basis. If normal rhythms don’t return, you may need medications, a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
Our expert electrophysiology team stands ready to perform implants used to monitor and restore heart rhythms.
- Permanent pacemakers
- Implantable Cardioverter/Defibrillators (ICD)
- LOOP Recorders (small device implanted under skin to continuously monitor heart rate)
Patients visit the Device Clinic at Memorial Hospital to have their implanted devices checked. Generator and battery change-outs for pacemakers and ICDs are also performed, when needed.
Through The Heart Partnership, our team of cardiology specialists includes heart rhythm specialists from Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, central Ohio’s most comprehensive hospital for evaluation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.