Electrophysiology Cardiology

Cardiac electrophysiologists treat the electrical anomalies of the heart. These anomalies can manifest as arrhythmias or atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). The Electrophysiology program is one of the most respected in Los Angeles, providing among the highest volume of services for conditions such as A-Fib ablation in Southern California. .

Atrial Fibrillation: While patients suffering from A-fib do not suffer the high mortality rates that other cardiac patients face, they have the poorest quality of life of any cardiac patient group. The symptoms of A-fib are rapid and irregular heartbeat, light-headedness, palpitations, chest pains, and decreased activity. These patients are also five times more likely to experience strokes.

A-fib can be treated through medications, but such treatment is not always successful. In cases where medications do not result in symptom relief, an electrophysiology ablation can be an option to cure the condition. An electrophysiology cardiologist will map a patient’s abnormal electrical activity in the heart and locate the sites that must be ablated to treat the A-fib. The EP lab’s new state of the art equipment will ensure the most efficient mapping of abnormal electrical signals in a patient’s coronary system and facilitate exceptionally targeted A-fib ablation.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy results from gene mutation that causes the walls of the heart to grow abnormally thick. Some patients suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy experience heart arrhythmias and, in the most severe cases, may suffer sudden death. This is the most common cause of heart-related sudden death in patients under the age of 30, many of whom are athletes.

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