Cardiac Electrophysiology at CHI Franciscan Health
Heart rhythm care for you
Electrophysiology is a specialized branch of medicine involving the study of the electrical activity of the body’s cells and tissues. It is used extensively to diagnose and treat electrical problems of the heart.
Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates, cardiology experts throughout the Puget Sound region, treat a variety of heart rhythm issues. Additionally, specialized electrophysiologists treat patients with complex and/or dangerous arrhythmias.
Franciscan electrophysiologists perform minimally invasive procedures to treat arrhythmias, several of which are being performed in only a small number of medical centers nationwide including: cryoablation, percutaneous left ventricular assist devices, and assisted ablations—used primarily for ventricular tachycardia.
Heart arrhythmia testing generally begins with one or more of these tests:
An EPS study generally is performed before a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator is implanted to regulate the heartbeat.
For more information, or to request a consultation and medical evaluation with a CHI Franciscan cardiologist, talk to your primary care provider or call 253-627-1244.