The heart has a complex system of specialized cells conducting electricity with each heartbeat. At times, this electrical conduction can develop abnormalities, causing irregular heartbeats known as arrhythmias.
Common symptoms of cardiac rhythm disturbance include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pressure
The Electrophysiology Team at Austin Heart is a specialized unit of cardiologists, non-physician practitioners, nurses and technicians who concentrate their efforts on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm abnormalities. The team uses a variety of comprehensive diagnostic tests which may include:
Therapies that may be recommended by the Electrophysiology Team may include:
- Pulmonary Vein Isolation
- Resynchronization Therapy