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Electrophysiology, or EP, is the science of diagnosing and treating electrical activities of the heart, or heart rhythm disorders. Doctors specializing in EP treat irregular heartbeats that are the result of abnormal electrical impulses causing the heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or irregularly.
At French Hospital, our electrophysiology services are part of our cardiac catheterization laboratory. This means we have the most advanced heart rhythm management equipment and technology at our fingertips, allowing us to diagnose and care for issues like atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia, to perform needed angiograms and treat congestive heart failure.
French is a top-rated heart care hospital with a proven record of excellence. Our electrophysiology program further helps us care for the people of San Luis Obispo County.
The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center at French Hospital Medical Center now offers the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia, a condition characterized by a slow heart rhythm; usually fewer than 60 beats per minute. The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, a new type of heart device approved for Medicare reimbursement, provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology available, at only one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. French’s Cardiac Electrophysiology program is the first in San Luis Obispo County to implement the device, further enhancing its award-winning cardiac program. The ongoing advancements to French Hospital’s technology will allow patients to receive the most unconventional cardiac treatments and devices available.
To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at 805.542.6238 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.