Electrophysiologist in Melbourne
One of the most relied upon tools in MELBOURNE HEART GROUP’s treatment arsenal is the electrophysiology study, where our elite cardiologists asses the electrical impulses of your heart to diagnose and treat abnormal heartbeats
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What is an Electrophysiologist ?
An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who has gone on to specialise in the management of heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias.
The heart contains a network of cells which transmit electrical impulses or the “beat” that is responsible for each coordinated muscle contraction.
Symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder may include palpitations (awareness of an abnormal heart beat), shortness of breath, dizziness or black outs.
Once we assess your heart's rhythm, we will determine the best course of action, which may include medication, an electrophysiology study and ablation which targets the abnormal circuit with heat energy or an implantable device. Implantable devices include pacemakers, defibrillators or resynchronisation therapy.
The first thing that will happen during the procedure is that you will be asked to lie on a bed so that a nurse can start and IV line for you to receive medication and fluids during the procedure. Once you are drowsy, your cardiologist will insert several catheters into a vein which are threaded to your heart, and hook you up to the monitoring equipment. Following this, electrical currents will be delivered to your heart to replicate your irregular heartbeat.
It is important that you remain as calm as possible and describe any symptoms that you may experience, so that your doctor can make any nessersary adjustments and administer medication as required to control the symptoms. Once the procedure is complete (which usually takes 2 – 4 hours) the catheters are removed, and you are placed on bed rest for an hour or so.
If you have any questions regarding the procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact MELBOURNE HEART GROUP on the number below!
We’ll make sure to get your heart stable again!
How to Prepare
Here is a list of things to do and not do before your procedure at MELBOURNE HEART GROUP:
- Take your medications on time unless otherwise instructed by us.
- Let us know if you are already on heart medication or blood thinners
- Bring your medication with you to the procedure
- Bring any required medical records or lab results that may be requested.
- Eat anything or drink anything after midnight before your procedure, unless this is just a sip of water to help swallow your regular morning pills.
We want to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible, so if you have any questions, please feel free to call us on the number below.
Making sure you are prepared for the procedure
What can you expect from us?
- Reputable clinic
- Finest cardiologists
- High-end technologies
- Dedicated team
- Personal attention and care
- Patient-centred approach