Heart Rhythm Treatments (Cardiac Electrophysiology)
Swedish is on the forefront of electrophysiology, which focuses on electrical activity in the heart. Patients suffering from heart arrhythmia problems are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
Medications used to be the primary treatment for heart rhythm disorders, and many of these disorders were considered untreatable.
Today, there are many treatments that provide long-term solutions for patients, such as ablation techniques where catheters are used to correct heart tissue that is causing unusually fast or irregular heart rates.
The expertly trained physicians, nurses and staff of Swedish’s electrophysiology program have pioneered many treatment approaches for heart rhythm disorders. In fact, we were the first on the West Coast to perform hybrid surgery on patients with persistent, long-lasting atrial fibrillation.
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