Electrophysiologists evaluate and treat patients using medicine, pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators, and other study techniques.
Our specialists perform a wide variety of procedures and tests including:
- Treadmill testing
- Tilt table testing (used to diagnose unexplained fainting)
- Electrophysiologic studies (evaluating the heart rhythm by catheterization)
- Ablation therapy (permanently curing patients of abnormal heart rhythms by catheterization)
- Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation
- Treatment of arrhythmias in complex congenital heart disease
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is home to one of the busiest pediatric electrophysiology centers in the Midwest, and it has the only pediatric interventional electrophysiologists in Iowa.
Our specialty clinic is made up of experienced, leading experts with accomplished knowledge of the unique challenges posed by children with these serious conditions. They perform more than 100 pediatric cardiac ablations every year at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and another 75-plus ablations at centers across the country, which represent high volumes for this complex specialty.
Currently our physicians train other physicians from around the country to perform radiation free electrophysiology studies and ablations.