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Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias

Electrophysiology focuses on the heart’s electrical system and heart rhythm abnormalities.

Electrophysiologists at UF Health Shands Hospital offer a wide range of procedures that diagnosis and treat heart problems. In collaboration with the thoracic and cardiovascular surgery team, more complex procedures, such as the minimally invasive Maze procedure, are also offered.


Diagnosis

Electrophysiologists use various non-invasive procedures to diagnose problems with heart rhythms, including:

  • Electrocardiography
  • Event or Holter monitoring
  • Tilt table testing
  • Evaluation of defibrillator function and reprogramming
  • Transtelephonic pacemaker monitoring
  • Carelink (remote monitoring for devices)

Treatment

To treat arrhythmias or other problems with the heart’s electrical system, the electrophysiologists use: