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​​​ElecctrophysiologyThe arrhythmia specialists on our medical staff are highly trained in all aspects of the heart’s electrical functions, and our Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab) features advanced technologies to treat a full range of cardiac arrhythmias, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrioventricular block (also known as heart block)
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)
  • Rhythm disorders related to heart failure
  • Premature atrial contraction
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Sinus bradycardia
  • Sudden Cardiac Death prevention
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia

Since 2009, the number of electrophysiology cases to correct heart rhythm disorders at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano has risen more than 50 percent. To meet this growing demand, we have added a number of electrophysiology specialists to the medical staff, as well as new diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Heart Rhythm Diagnostic and Treatment Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation management
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cryoablation balloon procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Diagnostic heart monitoring including Holter monitor​, event monitoring, and remote mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry monitoring
  • Electrophysiology study
  • ​Lead management and extraction
  • Maze procedure
  • Pacemaker and bi-ventricular pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sudden cardiac death assessment and evaluation
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablation
  • Syncope evaluation and management, including tilt table testing
  • Ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia management and ablation

Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano offers a robust cardiac device implant and management program. We offer a number of different implantable technology solutions, such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). These life-saving tools are often effective for managing certain heart rhythm disorders, especially for guests with complex arrhythmias.

A Leader in Electrophysiology

Radiofrequency catheter ablation is a procedure that aims to eliminate small areas of heart tissue that can cause/sustain heart rhythm disorders. Our EP Lab was one of the first in the U.S. to use pressure-sensitive catheters to perform radiofrequency catheter ablation. Pressure-sensitive catheters provide real-time feedback regarding the amount of pressure being applied to the heart tissue during ablation, potentially increasing precision, quality, and safety.

In addition, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano’s EP Lab was the first facility in the world to upgrade to the EPOCH platform. The EPOCH system uses magnets to steer wire catheters into the most remote areas of the heart, uncovering hidden damage to tissue and problems and providing a comprehensive look at the heart’s electrical anatomy.

We were also the first in the world to use multi-electrode mapping (MEM) software in concert with the EPOCH system. This technology may decrease procedure times and reduce the risk of harming healthy heart tissue.

Patients should call 1.855.506.4415 ​for a referral to a physician on The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano medical staff that specializes in heart rhythm disorders. Referring physicians may call 469.654.4947 to schedule a patient with Afib or any other arrhythmia for evaluation.

​CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND
HEART RHYTHM SERVICES