Electrophysiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology is a special branch of cardiology that focuses on heart rhythm disorders. At Temple Health Center City, our cardiac electrophysiologists can assist patients with almost any type heart rhythm disorder.

Part of the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute, our fellowship-trained electrophysiology (EP) specialists have decades of combined experience in diagnosing and treating most heart rhythm disorders, including:
Patients with these disorders may experience heart palpitations, a racing heart beat, fainting or weakness, though not everyone will experience symptoms. Even if symptoms are not present, early treatment is almost universally recommended. When treating a heart rhythm disorder, Temple's electrophysiologists work closely with our general cardiologists, as irregular heartbeats are frequently caused by underlying cardiac conditions, such as:
Our EP specialists offer several advanced diagnostic tests for pinpointing the exact nature of a heart rhythm disorder, including:
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Wireless portable EKG (Holter monitor)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Intracardiac echocardiogram
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Tilt table test
  • Stress test
  • Electrophysiology Study
When treating an irregular heartbeat, Temple's EP specialists will first try noninvasive treatments like medications and adjustments to the patient's lifestyle. If medications are not effective or produce intolerable side effects, Temple offers several surgical  treatment options, including:
Procedures are performed at Temple University Hospital. Patients who live or work in Center City Philadelphia can conveniently schedule all consultations, pre-op clearances and post-op appointments with a colorectal specialist in our Center City office.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple electrophysiologist at Temple Health Center City, click here or call 215-875-2200.