Every beat of your heart is an electrical process that causes your coronary muscles to contract. Cardiac electrophysiology is the science of understanding, diagnosing, and treating the electrical activities of the heart. As a descriptive word, Electrophysiology is a medical term. Most patients refer to a cardiac electrophysiologist as an EP or Cardiac EP doctor. EP is an easier name to remember and pronounce. At Cardiac EP we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.
A heart rhythm problem may results from a random event in many cases. Supra-ventricular tachycardia (SVT), lone-AF in a young healthy person, and congenital AV-block are just three examples arrhythmia issues. These hereditary problems have no underlying external factors. At Cardiac EP, we treat patients from the very young, with congenital disease, to the aged whose arrhythmia problems may be the result of other issues.
The heart’s rhythm may be affected by environmental factors, both cardiac and non-cardiac. Hardening of the arteries and heart attacks cause heart rhythm problems in some instances. Untreated high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep disorders and bad lifestyle choices can also produce arrhythmias.
At Cardiac EP we listen to your concerns, address your symptoms and develop a plan to help you eliminate or control your issues.