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Electrophysiology Interventional Procedures

In the realm of cardiac care, Electrophysiology Interventional Procedures stand as a crucial frontier. At Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, our adept electrophysiologists employ a diverse array of advanced techniques to diagnose and address an array of cardiac rhythm disorders. These interventions play a pivotal role in managing conditions like arrhythmias, irregular heartbeats, and other cardiovascular complexities. Let's delve into the innovative procedures that form the cornerstone of our cardiac interventional expertise.

Cardioversion Cardioversion is a procedure used to restore a normal heart rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation or other types of arrhythmias. It involves delivering a controlled electric shock to the heart through specialized equipment, such as external paddles or internal catheters. This shock helps reset the heart's electrical activity, allowing it to return to a regular rhythm.

Pacemaker Placement Pacemaker placement is a common interventional procedure for managing heart rhythm disorders, especially bradycardia (slow heart rate). During this procedure, a small electronic device called a pacemaker is implanted under the skin, usually near the collarbone. The pacemaker continuously monitors the heart's electrical activity and sends electrical impulses to regulate the heartbeat when it detects abnormalities or pauses.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a device similar to a pacemaker but with additional capabilities. It is used to monitor heart rhythms and deliver electric shocks to restore normal rhythms or treat life-threatening arrhythmias such as ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. The ICD constantly assesses the heart's activity and intervenes when necessary to prevent sudden cardiac arrest or other serious complications.

These interventional procedures play a crucial role in managing cardiac rhythm disorders, enhancing patient quality of life, and reducing the risk of life-threatening events. Our expert electrophysiology team at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluations, precise interventions, and personalized care plans tailored to each patient's unique cardiac needs. If you or a loved one requires evaluation or treatment for a heart rhythm disorder, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our electrophysiology services.