Electrophysiology studies enable cardiologists who specialize in this field to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms.
These studies reveal the full scope of the heart's electrical system and detect problems with the electrical signaling pathways that can cause a variety of arrhythmias. In most cases, the abnormalities can be treated during the same EP study that provides the diagnosis.
BMC’s state-of-the-art Electrophysiology Lab is directed by Teresa Menendez, MD, FACC, FHRS, a highly-experienced electrophysiologist. Working with Dr. Menendez is Andrew Potash, MD, who is fully trained in cardiac device implantation, follow-up and maintenance. Together, they lead a staff that includes physicians, nurses, and technicians.
What We Treat
Risk Factors and Prevention
Each of the following risk factors can increase your chances of developing a heart problem that could lead to an arrhythmia:
Read an electrophysiology patient's story here.
Reduce Your Risk:
To minimize your risk for developing an arrhythmia or heart disease, in general, reduce as many of the above risk factors as possible. Here are several strategies that can help:
(Information on this page came from the Heart Rhythm Society. More information about arrhythmias and treatment can be obtained at www.hrsonline.org)