Electrophysiology is the cardiac specialty that studies the heart's electrical system to diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
How You Benefit
When your heart's electrical system is not functioning properly, your heart rhythm becomes irregular which can lead to dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath and heart attack. It may also signal underlying heart disease.
The cardiovascular specialists at Reston Hospital Center's Electrophysiology Lab perform diagnostic tests to determine the source of the arrhythmia and procedures to resolve the irregular heartbeats–procedures that can help keep your heart beating normally. These procedures include:
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation
- Pacemaker implantation
- Radiofrequency ablation
Learn more about electrophysiology studies, including what to expect and how to prepare for your procedure, in our online Health Library.
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