Considered the electricians of the team, cardiac electrophysiologists focus on the electrical activities of the heart through the assessment and regulation of your heart's rhythms.
Your heart regulates functions like blood pressure and rhythm by communicating with the nervous system through electrical impulses. Patients experiencing problems with blood pressure or heart rate, known as arrhythmias, may experience dizziness, palpitations and fainting.
Diagnosing arrythmias can involve simple tests like a tilt-table procedure or more complex tests, such as monitoring the heart's function through catheterization. This delicate procedure is performed by Mount Nittany Health's highly experienced invasive cardiologists, and can play a critical role in diagnosing problems before they become life-threatening.
While some patients only need to be treated with medication for arrhythmias, Mount Nittany Health electrophysiologists can implant devices, like pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and loop recorders, when needed.
Implant procedures are performed at Mount Nittany Medical Center, and patients can see their cardiologist for management of the device. Find a cardiologists through Mount Nittany Health or contact Mount Nittany Physician Group: Park Avenue or our Mifflin County location to learn more about monitoring your device.