Electrical system of the heart:
The Heart Center of Nevada electrophysiology department is overseen by specialized cardiologists who have undergone extensive education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac electrical disorders.
A normal heart rhythm is dependent on a healthy electrical system of impulses from one part of the heart to the other. These impulses cause the heart to contract and relax, pumping blood to the body and vital organs. Disturbances in this electrical system may cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or beat irregularly (arrhythmia). You may have symptoms like palpitations, dizziness and even fainting. These symptoms could indicate the need for additional testing.
Your doctor will discuss any current symptoms you are having, along with any risk factors or lifestyle habits that could be contributing factors. Further testing such as a tilt table test and electrophysiology studies may be suggested as a way to make a clear diagnosis. Based on results of these tests, your doctor could recommend the insertion of a pacemaker or defibrillator, cardioversion or even a cardiac ablation of the part of the heart anatomy that is malfunctioning.
Please call any of our offices if you have been referred to HCN for an electrophysiology consultation or have any questions.
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