Your heart uses nerve cells that conduct electricity with each heartbeat. Sometimes, this electrical conduction goes awry, causing irregular heartbeats, also known as arrhythmias. Electrophysiology (EP) studies and procedures are often used to treat arrhythmias.
Common symptoms of cardiac rhythm disturbance include: palpitations, light-headedness and/or fainting; shortness of breath; chest pressure and sudden cardiac arrest. Our EP team at Kansas Physician Group consists of Cardiologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Technicians who concentrate their efforts on the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.
Some diagnostic tests you may encounter for arrhythmias include: Electrocardiogram (ECG), Holter Monitor, Event Recorders, Tilt Table Testing, and Electrophysiology Study. In some instances, more advanced procedures are necessary to treat your condition. Those procedures include: Ablation, Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Resynchronization Therapy, Defibrillator Therapy and Pacemaker.
Christos Mandanis, MD is the Electrophysiologist on staff at Kansas Physician Group. Learn more about his background.