Cardiac arrhythmias are disturbances in the rate or rhythm of the heart's electrical system. These disturbances can range from inconvenient to life-threatening. Our electrophysiology department, which specializes in electrical conduction in the heart, is a recognized leader in diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias. The department of Electrophysiology has physicians on the medical staff who are all board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and electrophysiology, and who practice in four full-time, advanced electrophysiology labs. The team of specially trained electrophysiology nurses and anesthesia providers will work with the electrophysiologist to provide your quality care. We diagnose the full spectrum of heart rhythm abnormalities, including but not limited to, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. We offer proven diagnostic and treatment options for cardiac arrhythmias.
Heart rhythm management services we provide include:
We continue to be recognized as a leader in electrophysiology in the Metroplex and the nation because of our focus on successful outcomes, patient satisfaction, and our commitment to research. We achieve this through experience--experience that only a high-volume electrophysiology program can provide. Research studies have shown that the more experience a physician or institution has in performing a certain procedure, the more likely it is to achieve good outcomes.
Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital have participated in many of the developments in electrophysiology and continue to be involved in numerous ongoing research projects, including:
At Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital we are dedicated to creating an environment that is comfortable and truly patient centered. Although we perform a large number of tests and procedures, we put each individual patient front and center. We take a truly collaborative team approach. The physicians on our medical staff work with our nurses and other medical professionals so that all of your treatment options are considered, and so that you get the one that's right for you. It's also important for you to remember that the key player on your medical team is you. We will do everything we can to make sure you fully understand your condition, any tests you may need, and all of your treatment options. We encourage you to participate and become involved in your care. If your physician has recommended a particular treatment and you are unsure about the treatment option, we encourage you to contact us to learn more and evaluate possible alternatives.
An arrhythmia is simply a disruption in the heart's electrical system. Types of arrhythmias include tachycardia (your heart beats too fast), and bradycardia (your heart beats too slowly). We have developed particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, particularly in cryoablation. In cryoablation, physicians use cold energy to alter heart tissue that is causing an arrhythmia. The electrophysiologists on our medical staff diagnose and treat the full range of heart rhythm disorders, including:
Before treatment options can be determined, several factors must be considered:
Our services include:
For a free consultation with a licensed professional to discuss your treatment options for a heart rhythm disorder, please call 214.820.5306.
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