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Electrophysiology (EP)

What Does an Electrophysiologist Do?

Our board-certified cardiac electrophysiologists see and treat patients for cardiac rhythm disturbances. Treatment may include pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators, invasive study techniques, and ablation therapy.

Do You Collaborate With Cardiology?

We coordinate your care with other cardiology specialties, such as heart failure and transplant. We also work with surgeons and vascular specialists.

Are Electrophysiology Studies Available?

Our team of specialists in the EP lab perform everything from simple electrophysiology studies, device implantations including biventricular implants, to simple and complex ablation procedures.

Heart Conditions Our Physicians Treat:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Bradycardia
  • Patients with pacemakers/defibrillators
  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVC)
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Syncope (actual fainting)
  • Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW)
  • Pre-excitation (ventricular)
  • Sick sinus syndrome

Cardiac Electrophysiology Treatment Options:

We provided patients access to the latest therapies, procedures, and medical devices. This ensures the best possible treatment option for their condition.

  • Advanced mapping:
    • CARTO
    • Navix/ESI
  • Epicardial VT ablation
  • ICD and pacemaker initial insertion, revision, and upgrade of the following devices:
    • Biventricular
    • Subcutaneous
    • Abdominal
    • Subpectoral
    • Submammary
    • Leadless
  • Implantable loop recorders
  • Lead extraction (laser and mechanical) and revision
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion—WatchmanTM device
  • Radiofrequency and cryoablation
  • State-of-the-art medical (drug) management

Pediatric Electrophysiology

We have one of the busiest pediatric electrophysiology centers in the Midwest, and the only pediatric interventional electrophysiologists in Iowa. If your child has an abnormal heart rhythm or other suspected heart ailment, they may need to see an electrophysiologist.

Cardiac Electrophysiology Studies, Clinical Research, and NIH-sponsored Trials

Our faculty takes part in research across the range of arrhythmia care, including:

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