Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) require care from cardiac electrophysiologists, which are cardiologists who specialize in these conditions. At Cleveland Clinic Florida, you receive care from a world-renowned team of skilled, experienced cardiac electrophysiologists.
We use leading-edge technology to diagnose arrhythmias and perform procedures such as catheter ablation. When you come to us for treatment, you can be confident you’re receiving exceptional care from highly trained electrophysiology experts.
Electrophysiology and Pacing at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Why Choose Us?
The Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing within the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute provides a full range of tests, treatments and procedures for all types of arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AFib) and complex cases. As our patient, you benefit from:
- Experienced team: Our cardiac electrophysiologists have decades of experience with the latest arrhythmia treatments, including implantable devices and nonsurgical ablation. We use our expertise to achieve the most effective results and the fastest recovery. Meet our electrophysiology and pacing team.
- Advanced procedures: Our team is nationally recognized and specifically trained in all types of arrhythmia treatments, including methods that aren’t widely available. We provide ablation of ventricular tachycardia and advanced therapies for atrial fibrillation (AFib) like left atrial appendage closure and pulmonary vein ablation.
- Genetic testing: Genetics play an important role in some types of arrhythmias. We use genetic testing to pinpoint hereditary heart rhythm problems. Then, our experienced genetic counselor explains your results and walks you through the best path for your care.
- Remote device monitoring: As part of Cleveland Clinic, we provide the premier and most extensive electronically integrated device follow-up system in the world. This system immediately notifies you and your doctor about abnormal heart rhythms and potential problems with your pacemaker, defibrillator or loop recorder. With this system, you and your doctor know when you need important care.
New Location Now Open at Martin North Hospital
The Electrophysiology Laboratory at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health's Frances Langford Heart Center in Stuart, FL is scheduled to open in August, 2020. As part of Cleveland Clinic's collaborative model of care, the lab is designed to perform diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional electrophysiology procedures.
Advanced technology along with vast knowledge and skill of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing physicians will allow for many complex procedures and device implants to help improve outcomes for patients suffering heart arrhythmias.Learn More
Heart Rhythm Disorders We Treat
Our doctors are experts in the treatment and long-term management of arrhythmias, including complex and rare types. Some of the arrhythmias we treat include:
- Atrial fibrillation (AFib) and atrial flutter.
- Heart block.
- Long QT syndrome (LQTS).
- Premature ventricular contractions.
- Sudden cardiac death (Sudden cardiac arrest).
- Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
- Ventricular fibrillation (V-fib).
- Ventricular tachycardia.
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW).
Our Arrhythmia Care Team
At Cleveland Clinic Florida, we believe the best care comes when multiple experts work together. As our patient, you have a care team that includes all the specialists you need for complete arrhythmia care.
Your care team works with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your unique needs. Your team is customized for you and may include:
- Cardiac electrophysiologists.
- Cardiac imaging specialists.
- Cardiac surgeons.
- Heart failure cardiologists.
- Structural and interventional cardiologists.
Electrophysiology and Pacing Treatments We Provide
Our experts are experienced in the latest treatments for all types of arrhythmias, from medications to procedures. We recommend noninvasive treatments when appropriate. Our specialists perform:
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Treatment that uses a device called a biventricular pacemaker, which signals the heart to beat more regularly.
- Cardioversion: Use of medicines or electric shock therapy to restore normal heart rhythm.
- Catheter ablations: Minimally invasive procedure to treat arrhythmias that uses a thin, flexible tube to deliver heat or cold energy to the heart.
- Electrophysiology (EP) studies and electrocardiograms (ECGs): Tests to evaluate the heart’s electrical system and diagnose arrhythmias.
- Implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs): Devices that keep the heart beating regularly and can deliver lifesaving therapy in patients with high risk of sudden cardiac death.
- Leadless implantable pacemakers: Pacemaker that doesn’t require wires, a generator or a surgical pocket. Providers use a catheter to place it, leading to a shorter recovery time.
- Left atrial appendage occlusion: Procedure to prevent stroke in patients with AFib who cannot take blood thinners.
- Physiologic pacing: Our experts are regional pioneers in non-traditional pacing options that are more advanced and effective, including His bundle and left bundle branch-area pacing. These techniques can prevent heart failure or worsening symptoms in patients that require ventricular pacing.
- Pulmonary vein isolation ablation: Procedure that uses radiofrequency (heat) or cryo (cold) energy to treat AFib.