In Fall 2006, Adventist Midwest Health added electrophysiology (EP) to its cardiology services, expanding treatment options for patients with arrhythmias, heart failure, and syncope. Electrophysiology is the study of electrical conduction in the heart. Through invasive and non-invasive tests of the heart, the risk of arrhythmia is tested and treatment recommendations can be made. The invasive test uses electrode catheters that are inserted into veins and are guided into the heart to record electrical impulses. Abnormal sites in the heart that are causing the arrhythmia can be found and doctors can treat accordingly.
The Adventist Hinsdale Hospital EP service offers full spectrum electrophysiology work-up and intervention for arrhythmias, heart failure and syncope. We provide 24-hour emergency pacemaker implantation for brady-arrhythmias 7 days a week. Defibrillator implantation is available for patients with, or at risk for, ventricular tachy-arrhythmias. Electrophysiological study and ablation are offered for patients with supra-ventricular and ventricular arrhythmias including: Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation, AV Nodal Reentrant tachycardia, Atrial Tachycardia and Wolff -Parkinson-White Syndrome. We provide biventricular pacing for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure. Extensive syncope evaluation is available with tilt table testing, electrophysiological study and long-term implantable loop recorder monitoring.
For more information, call 1-877-65 HEART (1-877-654-3278).