How do I find an electrophysiologist?

How do I find an electrophysiologist?

To find a local Electrophysiologist yourself, we recommend the Heart Rhythm Society website and their feature called ‘Finding a Heart Rhythm Specialist’. ‘Check’ the box “to limit the results to Fellows of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)”.

Do cardiologists do ablation?

Cardiac ablation is performed by heart specialists (cardiologists) with special training in heart rhythm disorders (electrophysiologists).

What kind of doctor puts in a pacemaker?

Physicians specializing in cardiac electrophysiology perform pacemaker and defibrillator implants in our Cardiac Catheterization Lab. An electrophysiologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats problems with your heart’s electrical system, such as abnormal heart rhythms.

What regulates the rhythm of the heart?

The body’s nervous system, neurotransmitters and hormones regulate the sinus node and play a huge role in how the body regulates heart rate. Each contraction of the heart muscle regulates the flow of blood in the form of a pulse or heart rate. The pulse is measured in beats per minute.

What are the shockable cardiac rhythms?

This refers to whether a particular class of cardiac dysrhythmia is treatable using defibrillation. The two “shockable” rhythms are ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia while the two “non–shockable” rhythms are asystole and pulseless electrical activity.

What is the impact factor of heart rhythm?

Heart rhythm disturbances may occur because of problems within the heart itself or be the result of abnormalities in the body’s environment that can affect the heart’s ability to conduct electricity. Cardiac or heart muscle cells become irritated when they are depleted of oxygen.

What is cardiac rhythm management?

Cardiac rhythm management refers to a process of monitoring functioning of the heart through devices. Cardiac rhythm management devices are used to provide therapeutic solutions to patients suffering from cardiac disorders such as cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, and cardiac arrests. Cardiac disorders lead to irregular heartbeat.