Physicians at the Heart Clinic provide services to test the electrical activity of your heart to better understand what’s causing an abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia) and to determine the best treatment option.
An arrhythmia is a problem with the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart could beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. This can be caused by congenital heart defects, smoking, a heart attack, or too much stress, and can cause serious or potentially fatal symptoms.
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This procedure is used to test how well the heart's electrical signals are working. Wire electrodes are placed in the heart and record electrical signals, which the doctor then uses to determine the cause of the arrhythmia.
A pacemaker is a small device that helps control abnormal heart rhythms. It detects when your heart is beating abnormally and sends a signal to the heart to restore the correct rhythm.
Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric shock to the heart. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, and can also restore the heart’s beating if the heart suddenly stops.
Doctors use either medications or electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm. A defibrillator is used to deliver the shock, either from inside or outside the body.
Cardioverter Implantation (ICD)
A defibrillator is placed inside your body, under the skin of the upper chest or abdomen. It monitors your heart rhythm and delivers a shock when it detects a dangerous heartbeat.
A catheter ablation is a procedure that uses radiofrequency signals to make small scars in your heart tissue. This prevents abnormal electrical signals from moving through your heart.
Tilt Table Testing
This test is used for patients who often feel faint or lightheaded. The patient lies on a table that is slowly tilted upward. Blood pressure and heart rate are measured.
Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR)
An implantable loop recorder is a small device implanted just under your skin that monitors the electrical activity of your heart and records any irregular heartbeats.