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Can a left post fasc block or anterior go away? Dr said yes, I went to an electrophysiologist, isn't worried but I'm freaked out. 21 years old
More school: Electrophysiologists are cardiologist who have gone further in training to do highly advanced work on treating cardiac arrhythmias. They are basically the electricians of the heart world. Most ep's, as they are called, do not go general cardiology work, but most general cardiologists do a fair degree of arrhythmia management via medications. We leave the pacemakers and icd's to the ep's. ...Read more
Looking for a cardiac electrophysiologist that understands p.O.T.S in the cleveland oh area, hard to find.. . Any advice.
Should an electrophysiologist proposing an ep study b able to provide me with accurate morbidity and mortality rates with his prior ep study patients?
Yes: Every EP should keep track of their own procedures including complication rates. Morbidity and mortality rates should be shared with patients as part of informed consent. ...Read more
Electrophysiologist: what would indicate the need for a substrate catheter ablation for some one who is only a paroxysmal afibber? Thanks
Depends: It all depends on what is driving and or triggering your atrial fibrillation. The standard approach for someone with paroxysmal afib is a pulmonary vein isolation. However, if these patients are put into atrial fibrillation and then ablated with complex fractionated electro gram (CFAE) ablations - sometimes the triggers and substrate for afib are not localized to the region of the pulmonary veins. ...Read more
Electrophysiologist says 6-8 flurry of beats<10sec not NSVT but palpitation and a person like myself with normal left ventricular function, is normal?
Can an electrophysiologist cure my benign PVC'S? I'm so worried about them. Doctor says to ignore them
Should an electrophysiologist be an option when an 87 year old afib patient has too many side effects from prescribed drugs for this condition.
Atrial Fibrillation: It depends upon what medications were tried and what are those side effects. It is of no harm if you consult an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Electrophysiologist says my LBBB will not cause me to die exercising. My function is good and rhythms are normal. Why tight stomach with exertion?
Probably: Because your abdominal muscles are deconditioned. If you have been given the ok to exercise then continue and see if the tightness resolves with further exercise. ...Read more
Sometimes, the health care providers especially in er, give complete different or opposite medical advises? For example, my sister has diagnosed tachycardia for which she takes beta blocker. The condition was diagnosed by the electrophysiologist. Then t
I agree with you, this definitely happens. It can depend on the doctor's training, their practice, what they themselves have seen and diagnosed in the past, and the way they understand the question. It can also depend on their "frame of reference", or how they are viewing the situation based on their fund of knowledge.
The same thing most likely happens in other professions, such as investment advisors giving conflicting information, or even mechanics. It is frustrating for patients and their families, but it is good to keep asking the questions and obtaining different opinions. ...Read more
Afib/murmur issue cardiologist has referred me to Electrophysiologist. Will l have to do EP Study before they can treat afib?
EP not usually first: An EP study is not usually a must to start treating Atrial fibrillation. A murmur does not require an EP study for treatment to begin. Usually, in a situation like yours, an ultrasound picture and evaluation of your heart is done and medication management can be started. If this management fails then an EP study may be done to find the Afib origin and remove this origin site. ...Read more
I've already had a TTE, holter monitor & stress test, what would other tests would an electrophysiologist do to find the cause of my tachycardia?
Electrophysiologist: An event recorder and maybe an implantable loop recorder if necessary ...Read more
Does Non Sustained V-Tach require a referral to an Electrophysiologist if no Evidence of structural heart disease is found?
I was diagnosed with POTS last year. I Don't understand why I can't get a referral to a neurologist. They have sent me to a cardiologist and electrophysiologist. Since it's a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, could I not benefit by seeing a neu
Diagnosed POTS.: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is typically a cardiologic diagnosis. ...Read more
How and where is a device implanted under the skin by an electrophysiologist to do a 30 day monitor of the heart to check for arrhythmias?
It is not: Placed under the skin but on top of the skin and can be removed for showering ...Read more
How to choose the best hospital and the best cardiac electrophysiologist in nyc for cardiac ablation is the procedure ever life threatening? I do get SVT 4-5 times a year and have to go to the hospital for an adenosine shot. Is this procedure life threat
Hard. And no.: Svt is never fatal (with ultra-rare exceptions you almost certainly don't have) and is treated for symptoms. You're wise to look for someone good, but it isn't always easy to find the top folks. I can give you some names, but I won't do it in broad forum; to do so would be an insult to the many other excellent eps also in the area. Nyc is awash in excellent ep and you have several options. ...Read more
My electrophysiologist thinks Azithromycin is ok to take for my PID, along side my 180mg diltiazem a day for tachycardia and benign palps. Agree?
QT: Yes. It is probably ok if you do not have any history of QT prolongation. ...Read more
My heart rate can easily go above 200 BPM, often, with little to no activity. The electrophysiologist says it's an arrhythmia of the sinus node. Allergic to beta block. Ablation high risk. What to do?
EP: An electrophysiologist is a cardiologic specialist who specializes in cardiac rhythm diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more