Mercy Medical Group’s electrophysiologists use the most advanced technology and procedures available to detect, diagnose and treat arrhythmias. Electrophysiology is the cardiology specialty that diagnoses and treats problems related to the heart’s electrical system or heart rhythm malfunctions.
Typically, arrhythmias are treated and controlled by medication, implanted heart devices and/or surgical procedures.
Among the treatments offered by Mercy’s electrophysiology team:
- ICD Placement: An ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) is a surgically-placed device that monitors and corrects the heart’s rhythm.
- Pacemaker Placement: A pacemaker is a surgically-placed device that keeps the heart beating at the right pace.
- Catheter Ablation: A procedure that destroys the cells causing the heart’s rhythm problems. Mercy also offers a robotic-assisted, less invasive ablation for some arrhythmia patients.
- Watchman Procedure: The Watchman is a minimally invasive, surgically-placed device implanted directly into the heart of a patient with atrial fibrillation, reducing the patient’s risk of stroke. This procedure is recommended for patients who cannot take blood thinners such as Warfarin for extended periods of time. Learn more about the Watchman device and procedure.
“How did I end up in AFib?” This was the question going through Joyce Mitchell’s head when she spotted Dr. Arash Aryana walking past her hospital room.
Watch as Joyce and Dr. Aryana reflect on their journey together as patient and physician.
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