If you have symptoms of arrhythmia such as a fluttering feeling in your chest, the sensation that your heart is beating too fast or slow, dizziness, or shortness of breath, your doctor may refer you to a cardiac electrophysiologist. These specialists diagnosis and treat arrhythmias with heart and blood vessel imaging and electrophysiological procedures.
Electrophysiology refers to a group of heart treatments that can reduce your symptoms, improve your quality of life, and reduce your risk of a complication like blood clots. Electrophysiology even holds the potential to permanently resolve heart rhythm problems like atrial fibrillation (AFib).
At Dignity Health –St. John's Regional Medical Center, you can trust your heart to our experts. 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.