Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) has launched a new Electrophysiology (EP) service line. The EP service line will offer patients new options for diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, including 3D mapping and radiofrequency ablations.
When someone’s heart doesn’t beat normally, doctors use electrophysiology studies (EPS) to find out why. During EPS, doctors insert a thin tube called a catheter into a blood vessel that leads to your heart. A specialized electrode catheter designed for EPS lets them send electrical signals to your heart and record its electrical activity.
Electrophysiology studies test the electrical activity of your heart to find where an arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) is coming from. These results can help you and your doctor decide whether you need medicine, a pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac ablation or surgery.
“We are very excited to be able to offer these services to patients in the Lakewood Ranch Community," added Lyn Swan, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. "Now we can perform these specialized procedures right here in Lakewood Ranch instead of patients needing to leave their community for diagnosis and treatment.”
*American Heart Association