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Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Section offers a variety of diagnostic and treatment options to help patients with heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias). Arrhythmias are conditions that cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly, resulting in a wide range of symptoms including a fluttering or racing heart beat, dizziness, light-headedness, fainting, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and even sudden death.

The conditions are classified according to the speed of the heart rate as well as in which part of the heart they develop. Doctors may refer to an arrhythmia as atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or bradycardia.

Following a collaborative model of medicine, the section unites cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and imaging specialists to provide patients with coordinated diagnostic capabilities and highly specialized comprehensive treatment options, including the latest medications and leading-edge technologies, such as non-surgical catheter-based ablation therapies, magnetically driven navigational procedures and cardioversion.

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s electrophysiologists have conducted close to 1,000 procedures since 2010, such as cardioversions, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, lead extractions and catheter ablations. Our team is nationally recognized and specifically trained in complex cardiac ablation, including ablation of ventricular tachycardia and pulmonary vein isolation procedures for atrial fibrillation.

Cleveland Clinic's health network has the largest and premier electronically integrated device follow-up system in the world, linking the patient, device and doctors together. Patients with pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices are quickly notified of the status of their device through the use of the MyChart®, Cleveland Clinic’s electronic medical record system.

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In labs specially designed to perform electrophysiology-based diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures, Cleveland Clinic Florida’s team of cardiac electrophysiologists treat patients with a variety of heart rhythm disorders including:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrioventricular (AV) Block
  • Bradycardias
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Conduction Disorders
  • Fainting
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Syncope
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Tachycardias
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Testing / Procedures

Leading edge technology allows our Cleveland Clinic Florida cardiac electrophysiologists and cardiac pacing experts to provide patients with coordinated diagnostic capabilities and highly specialized comprehensive treatment options:

  • Ambulatory Monitors
  • Biventricular Pacemaker / Defibrillator
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial fibrillation
  • Epicardial Catheter Ablation
  • Cardiac 3-D Mapping
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Electrophysiology Study
  • Device Programming - Interrogation and Follow-Up
  • Device Infection Management
  • Genetic Testing
  • Head Upright Tilt Test
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Intracardiac Echocardiography
  • Percutaneous Lead Extraction
  • Life Vest
  • Non-Invasive Programmed Electrical Stimulation (NIPS)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation
  • Transseptal Catheterization
  • Transtelephonic Pacemaker Evaluation

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