New Patient Information

New Patient Information

Electrophysiology services at Swedish

Electrophysiology services are provided at our main facility at Cherry Hill and at Ballard, Edmonds, and Issaquah

New patient information

Here you’ll find information that we hope can ease your mind before your procedure, including:

  • your first appointment with an electrophysiologist
  • forms to complete and return
  • how to prepare for your procedure
  • accommodations for your family.

Your first appointment

At your first appointment, you’ll meet with an electrophysiologist who will review your health history, recent test and imaging results and ask you questions about your heart condition. When we first meet with you, we may ask you questions you’ve heard before from another heart specialist; please know that this is necessary for us to learn all we can about your condition and make the best possible decisions for your care.

What to bring to your first visit

Please bring the following items when you come for your first visit with us:

  • Picture ID
  • Insurance card
  • Referral from your primary care physician (if required by your insurance plan)
  • Co-payment (if required by your insurance plan)
  • Money for parking
  • List of Medication and Dosages
  • Completed forms including:
    • Medical History
    • Registration

Location, phone

Swedish Heart and Vascular is located on the Cherry Hill Campus at:

550 17th Ave., Suite 680
Seattle, WA 98122
Get directions

For more information about your first appointment, call 206-861-8550.

Preparing for catheter ablation, what to expect

In the video below, Dr. Darryl Wells of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute discusses the different types of sedation used during catheter ablation.


Catheter ablation uses a variant of IVs in the groin to treat cardiac arrhythmias. There is very little in the way of preparation for these type of procedures. Some patients may require a CT or MRI in the weeks leading up to the procedure. A small minority may require a sophisticated ultrasound called a TEE in the days before the procedure. Most patients will need to hold at least one medication prior to the procedure for several days. All of these instructions will be well communicated but patients should call at anytime with any questions. Many patients can be discharged home on the day of procedure but some cases do require an overnight stay.

In the video below, Dr. Wells discusses why it's difficult to predict which patients will be completely cured after one ablation procedure and why some require two procedures. Dr. Wells also talks about the appropriate age range for patients who receive the ablation procedure.


Directions, accommodations

Electrophysiology procedures are performed at the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute on the Cherry Hill Campus. Get driving directions.

Accommodations at The Inn at Cherry Hill

If you are coming from out of the area your family may want to stay nearby when you have heart procedure. The Inn at Cherry Hill is an affordable option located on the 5th floor (non-medical) in the West Tower of the Cherry Hill Campus.

The Inn at Cherry Hill features:

  • comfortable rooms, each with a private bathroom, TV and phone
  • shared common kitchen area and dining room
  • laundry room complete with detergent at no extra charge
  • coffee available throughout the day
  • fax machine use for a nominal fee.
  • Room rates:
    • $65/night, two single beds (22 available rooms)
    • $70/night, three single beds for larger families (7 available rooms)

To reserve a room, call 206-320-2164. If you need financial assistance for your stay, call 206-386-3609.

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Contact Information

Cardiac Electrophysiology
550 17th Avenue, Ste 680
Cherry Hill Campus
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-861-8550 or 206-215-4545
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