At Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute's Electrophysiology Lab, you receive personalized, patient-centered care. Our electrophysiologists are highly skilled specialists trained to diagnose and treat all types of heart rhythm disorders, known as arrhythmias. Our combination of caring doctors and innovative technologies addresses all of your heart rhythm needs. Our electrophysiology team provides a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program designed to provide the best customized diagnostic and treatment approach for you.
With state-of-the-art technology, such as our 3D heart mapping system, our Electrophysiology Lab can diagnose a broad range of heart rhythm disorders including:
- Atrial fibrillation, also known as A-Fib
- Premature atrial contraction
- Supraventricular tachycardia
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
- Heart block
- Premature ventricular complex
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Ventricular fibrillation
Electrophysiology is the study and treatment of arrhythmias. Arrhythmias can be complex medical conditions with effects ranging from annoying to life threatening. Not all treatments are right for everybody. It is important to choose an electrophysiology team that has the skills and experience necessary to accurately diagnose your arrhythmia and provide the right treatment in a caring environment. The Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute Electrophysiology Lab offers diagnostic and treatment services including:
- Atrial Fibrillation management
- Electrophysiology study
- Lead management program, including lead extraction
- Noninvasive testing for arrhythmia diagnosis, including Holter monitor, event monitoring, and remote mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry monitoring
- Pacemaker and bi-ventricular pacemaker implantation, including Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Clinic with emphasis on remote follow up
- Sudden Cardiac Death assessment and evaluation
- Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablation
- Syncope evaluation and management, including tilt table testing
- Ventricular tachycardia management and ablation
Our electrophysiologists also offer consultation for specialized inherited syndromes called channelopathies. These syndromes, which are passed down through families, can affect your heart rhythm and function. Our specialists work with cardiac gene testing experts to help diagnose inherited channelopathies or determine if you may be at risk.
For patients who may have a heart rhythm disorder, our Electrophysiology Lab offers remote cardiac outpatient telemetry monitoring. With remote heart monitoring you wear a device for 24 hours up to a few weeks. The device records any rhythm disturbances and sends the information to us wirelessly.
Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute's electrophysiologists also offer the most advanced ablation techniques for Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) available in the New York City metropolitan region. An electrophysiologist performs SVT ablation using catheters with electrodes on their tips. With state-of-the-art 3D mapping technology to detect abnormal sites in your heart, the electrodes at the catheter tips are heated with radiofrequency energy. This energy destroys (ablates) a small spot of heart tissue and creates an electrical block along the pathway that is causing the tachycardia.
The electrophysiologists are also experts at implanting devices. If you need a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, our team will guide you through the process. Our team will collaborate with your doctor and provide you with an in-depth consultation, explaining the process exactly, so that you will feel comfortable at the time of the procedure. After the device has been placed, our team will stay in regular contact with you and your device.
If you have an implantable device, you are unable to have certain imaging tests. Our electrophysiologists offer a specialized program for the imaging and management of patients with implantable devices who need to have imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging.
More than just an institution, our Electrophysiology Lab team also takes a vested interest in the community through community-based education programs about topics such as Sudden Cardiac Death. We also work within the community to install automated external defibrillators at organizations such as synagogues, senior center, churches, and community centers.
To make an appointment with an electrophysiologist at Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute,
call 1-877-HEART BEAT.