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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

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

EKG findings: These EKG findings, in my experience, are usually persistent but don't necessarily denote cardiac pathology. A normal cardiac examination by stethoscopic exam, echocardiogram and treadmill stress test would be strong evidence for you're having no structural heart disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me difference between a cardiologist vs an electrophysiologist?

Can you tell me difference between a cardiologist vs an electrophysiologist?

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

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Looking for a cardiac electrophysiologist that understands p.O.T.S in the cleveland oh area, hard to find.. . Any advice.

Looking for a cardiac electrophysiologist that understands p.O.T.S in the cleveland oh area, hard to find.. . Any advice.

Many: You have incredible cardiology resources in the cleveland area. People travel from all over to get their cardiology care there. Ask your doc for a referral. ...Read more

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Should an electrophysiologist proposing an ep study b able to provide me with accurate morbidity and mortality rates with his prior ep study patients?

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

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Electrophysiologist: what would indicate the need for a substrate catheter ablation for some one who is only a paroxysmal afibber? Thanks

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

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Electrophysiologist says 6-8 flurry of beats<10sec not NSVT but palpitation and a person like myself with normal left ventricular function, is normal?

Electrophysiologist says 6-8 flurry of beats<10sec not NSVT but palpitation and a person like myself with normal left ventricular function, is normal?

Sounds accurate: However the etiology of the palpitations has not been defined. Are the palpitations caused by Afib, USVT, SVT, etc. Once defined then they can be treated so you will sleep better at night. ...Read more

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Can an electrophysiologist cure my benign PVC'S? I'm so worried about them. Doctor says to ignore them

Can an electrophysiologist cure my benign PVC'S? I'm so worried about them. Doctor says to ignore them

Pvc ablation: If PVCs are really benign, usually you don't need any treatment. However if they lead to symptoms of palpitations which is bothersome for you, you may need ablation, best to ask your electrophysiologist ...Read more

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Should an electrophysiologist be an option when an 87 year old afib patient has too many side effects from prescribed drugs for this condition.

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

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Electrophysiologist says my LBBB will not cause me to die exercising. My function is good and rhythms are normal. Why tight stomach with exertion?

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

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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

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: 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

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Afib/murmur issue cardiologist has referred me to Electrophysiologist. Will l have to do EP Study before they can treat afib?

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

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I'm having nonstop PVC's. I've seen a Cardiologist and an Electrophysiologist and both have said they are benign. I'm wondering if an Anxiety medicine I began taking a week ago is causing more PVC's. It has L-Theanine and Relora®.

I'm having nonstop PVC's. I've seen a Cardiologist and an Electrophysiologist and both have said they are benign. I'm wondering if an Anxiety medicine I began taking a week ago is causing more PVC's. It has L-Theanine and Relora®.

Nope: The supplements you mention are just that...nutritional "supplement" preparations which are touted to help all kinds of issues... they are most likely not hurting likewise they are most likely NOT HELPING...You mnight consider some behavior modification therapy (Cognitive Behavioral therapy), BIOFEEDBACK (sometimes VERY effective with cardiac arrythmias) and ACUPUNCTURE
Hope all this is helpful ...Read more

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Does Non Sustained V-Tach require a referral to an Electrophysiologist if no Evidence of structural heart disease is found?

Does Non Sustained V-Tach require a referral to an Electrophysiologist if no Evidence of structural heart disease is found?

No: Non sustained VT (depending on the rate and duration) is not a worrisome finding in patients without structural heart disease or syncope (passing out.) This would not require a referral to an EP. ...Read more

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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

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

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? What does an electrophsyiologist do?

? What does an electrophsyiologist do?

Cardiac: A cardiac electrophysiologist is trained in utilizing invasive & noninvasive testing to assess for and treat abnormal cardiac rhythms. ...Read more

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I have abnormal heart rhythm, what does an electrophsyiologist do?

I have abnormal heart rhythm, what does an electrophsyiologist do?

EP: An electrophysiologist is a cardiologic specialist who specializes in cardiac rhythm diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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