An electrophysiology evaluation can determine the cause of symptoms such as light-headedness, a slow or racing heartbeat, or shortness of breath. These can all be symptoms of a heart arrhythmia, a condition where the electrical impulses in your heart cause it to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Patients with certain kinds of arrhythmia are at an increased risk for blood clots and stroke.
If your heart arrhythmia symptoms are frequent and cannot be controlled with medication, you may need an electrophysiology procedure, such as ablation or an implanted device, to better control your arrhythmia.
The electrophysiologists at the New England Heart & Vascular Institute are leaders in their field, performing a high volume of procedures each year and introducing new treatments to patients in the region. Our team was the first in New England to implant the WATCHMANTM device after FDA approval and the first to offer the 3-D Rhythmia Mapping System to better diagnose and treat all types of heart arrhythmias.
The team at the New England Heart & Vascular Institute is here to provide you with ongoing care and support.