The Electrophysiology service at Boone Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Our physicians, who are board certified in cardiology and electrophysiology, work with specially trained nurses and staff to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias.
An arrhythmia is a disruption in your heart’s electrical system. Types of arrhythmias include tachycardia, when your heart beats too fast, and bradycardia when your heart beats too slowly.
Electrophysiology procedures offered:
- Electrophysiology for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
- Electrophysiology for ventricular tachycardia
- Cardioversion is done to restore a normal heart rhythm by sending electric shocks to your heart through electrodes placed on your chest.
- Defibrillator for when the heart beats too fast.
- Pacemakers for when the heart beats too slowly.
- Biventricular devices (PM and ICD).
CardioMEMS helps reduce readmissions of Class III heart failure patients. The device features a sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure pulmonary artery pressure. An increase in pressure is a symptom of heart failure that appears before the more traditional signs such as shortness of breath, weight gain and abdominal swelling. The sensor in the patient’s artery transmits daily readings to Boone’s cardiac professionals at the Missouri Heart Center for monitoring.