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.
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
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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