Electrophysiology Procedures Specialist

Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee

Heart and Vascular Health Center located in Jackson, Dyersburg, Lexington, Adamsville, & McKenzie, TN

When you have an abnormal heart rhythm, you may benefit from electrophysiology procedures at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee. The team of board-certified physicians uses an array of cutting-edge tools to diagnose and treat heart and vascular problems. Find out more about the electrophysiology procedures at the cardiovascular practice by calling the office in Jackson, Dyersburg, Lexington, Adamsville, or McKenzie, Tennessee, or booking an appointment online today.

Electrophysiology Procedures Q & A

What are electrophysiology procedures?

The team at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee uses electrophysiology procedures to determine the nature of as well as treat your abnormal heart rhythm.

An abnormal heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia, affects the movement of blood through your heart and may increase your risk of developing blood clots that cause a heart attack or stroke. 

Understanding the nature of your abnormal heart rhythm helps the team at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee develop the most effective treatment plan. 

What are the types of electrophysiology procedures?

Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee is a state-of-the-art cardiovascular health practice that uses cutting-edge technology to find and treat the underlying cause of your heart or vascular problem. 

The types of electrophysiology procedures they perform include:

Cardiac 3D mapping

Cardiac 3D mapping is a diagnostic test that helps find the origin of your abnormal heart rhythm. During the test, your provider uses an electrically sensitive catheter to measure the electrical activity in the chambers of your heart. 

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment for an abnormal heart rhythm. During the procedure, your provider at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee uses radiofrequency energy to heat specific areas of the heart where the arrhythmia starts.

The heat energy destroys small areas of the damaged cardiac tissue, which helps reset your heartbeat and restore your normal heart rhythm.

What happens after my electrophysiology procedure?

The electrophysiology procedures at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee are minimally invasive procedures. The team recommends you plan on taking it easy for the rest of the day after your procedure and avoid any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours. 

The team provides specific instructions about at-home care and treatments and also schedules a follow-up visit to discuss results and to monitor your heart health and recovery. 

How do I know if I need an electrophysiology procedure?

When you visit Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee with concerns about heart health and arrhythmias, the team conducts a comprehensive evaluation that includes diagnostic services to better understand your condition.

They may run various tests, such as an electrocardiogram (EKG) or Holter monitoring, to gather more information about your abnormal heartbeat. 

Once your provider understands more about your arrhythmia, they determine the next steps, which may include electrophysiology procedures to better understand and treat your arrhythmia. 

To find out more about electrophysiology procedures at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee, call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today.