Electrophysiology Procedures in Fremont
Diagnosing & Treating Arrhythmia
In an electrophysiology procedure (EP), patients are diagnosed and treated
for irregular heartbeats. They are performed at hospitals equipped with
the proper equipment, like Washington Township Medical Foundation. If
you have been diagnosed with, or have symptoms of arrhythmia, such as
chest pains, dizziness, shortness of breath, mention these to your doctor
and he may recommend an EP. In many cases, these procedures can be used
to establish a normal heart rhythm.
The following EP procedures are performed at WTMF:
Implantable Loop Recorder – These are small, thin devices planted under the skin of the chest that
record the heart’s electrical activity. They provide physicians
with important information about the heart’s response to stress
and other factors.
Electrical cardioversion – During this treatment, patients are sedated as electrodes are placed on
their chest and deliver an electroshock to the heart. These shocks should
stimulate the heart to normal function.
Pacemaker/ICD Implant – This is an involved surgery where a small incision is made and a pacemaker
is placed near the heart. The device should help the heart maintain a
normal rhythm through electrical impulses or shocks.
The exact steps of an EP vary from patient to patient. reach out to your
doctor about your recommended procedure to learn specific details.
Washington Township Medical Foundation provides electrophysiology procedures
in Fremont for patients suffering from irregular heartbeats. Our knowledgeable
medical professionals will recommend a procedure if they believe it will
make a significant difference in your cardiovascular health.