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An arrhythmia is a disturbance in the normal rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. This is caused by abnormalities in the heart's electrical system.
Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. Lack of blood flow can damage the brain, heart, and other organs.
Electrophysiology is the study and treatment of arrhythmias. Arrhythmias, also known as heart rhythm disorders, occur when there is a change in the normal rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. They are generally caused by abnormalities in the heart's electrical system. Arrhythmias can be complex medical conditions with effects ranging from annoying to life threatening.
The s on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano are highly skilled at diagnosing, treating, and managing arrhythmia and related disorders. The Heart Hospital is a patient-focused hospital where you receive care from some of the most experienced specialists in DFW.
As innovators in care, The Heart Hospital was the first facility in the world to upgrade to the EPOCH platform. s® technology is an advanced computer-controlled technology that allows s to navigate to troubled heart tissue with robotic precision. The system uses magnets to steer catheters through areas of the heart into the most remote areas, uncovering hidden damage and problems to provide 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 new technology generally decreases procedure times and the risk of harming healthy heart tissue.
The specialists on our medical staff are also training a new generation of physicians and teaching long-practicing physicians from around the globe the approaches and techniques for treating heart rhythm disorders.
With five electrophysiology labs, one of which is a hybrid operating room, the specialists on our medical staff are able to tackle complex arrhythmia cases. In our hybrid lab, we can consult with surgeons when the combined expertise of an electrophysiologist and surgeon is required. Our innovative lab features the advanced technological innovations to see that you receive quality care.
Providing compassionate expert care to our guests is our highest priority. That's why The Heart Hospital takes a collaborative approach to treating heart rhythm disorders. When you see one of the electrophysiologists on our medical staff, you may also receive expertise from members of the multidisciplinary team of medical specialists on our medical staff. When necessary, our team integrates seamlessly with other cardiac services, such as specialists in heart failure, structural heart disease, and valve disorders. Our integration doesn't stop inside the walls of The Heart Hospital. Our Electrophysiology Lab was one of the first to implement the Odyssey Cinema Studio. Through our innovative Odyssey system, we are able to collaborate with other specialists and provide our expertise to physicians around the world through webcasts and teaching programs.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Health Care System.