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Electrophysiology


Marian Regional Medical Center is committed to helping your heart keep its beat. That’s why we’re offering electrophysiology and heart rhythm management services inside our Heart Center. 

What Is Electrophysiology?

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 Marian, 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. 

Marian is a top-rated heart care hospital with a proven record of excellence. Our electrophysiology program further helps us care for the people of Northern Santa Barbara County.

Most Advanced Cardiac Technology Available

The Sue J. Sword Heart Center at Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a Dignity Health hospital, today announced the most recent medical advancements to its award-winning cardiac program.  The Heart Center at Marian now offers the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia, a slow or irregular heart rhythm. The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is a new type of heart device, approved for Medicare reimbursement. It provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology available, at only one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. 

Additionally, the Structural Heart Program at Marian has been further enhanced with the recent implant of the first and only FDA-approved device designed to help reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic strokes in patients diagnosed with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) – a small opening between the upper chambers of the heart. The Amplatzer PFO Occluder device was designed to close the PFO and lower the risk of stroke caused by dangerous clots passing between the heart chambers and up to the brain. Placement of the device is minimally invasive and performed while the patient is sedated but still conscious. 

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Learn More About Our Electrophysiology Program

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at 805.739.3740 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.