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Electrophysiology Services

The Avera Heart Hospital is a leader in rhythm disorders and other electrophysiology care. Our physicians are experienced in all aspects of intervention and symptom management. The Avera Heart Hospital has 4 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs specializing in cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and vascular medicine. Avera Heart Hospital and North Central Heart Institute have enrolled in over 150 research studies, helping to drive the future of cardiovascular care.

Catheter Ablation

Ablate means "to destroy." Cardiac ablation is a procedure that is used to destroy areas in your heart that may be causing your heart rhythm problems. During the procedure, small wires called electrodes are placed inside your heart to measure your heart's electrical activity. These electrodes are also used to destroy the bad areas of your heart.  Learn more about Catheter Ablation.

The Avera Heart Hospital has 4 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs specializing in cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and vascular medicine. Avera Heart Hospital and North Central Heart Institute have enrolled in over 150 research studies, helping to drive the future of heart care.

Watch this procedure in the cardiac cath lab to treat atrial fibrillation on the Avera Medical Minute.

Electrophysiology (EP) Studies

Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS) is a test that allows doctors to determine the details of abnormal heartbeats, or arrhythmias. The study involves placing wire electrodes in the heart to measure electrical activity along the heart's conduction system and in heart muscle cells themselves.

The procedure is done in a hospital laboratory by a trained staff that includes cardiologists, technicians and nurses. The environment is safe and controlled to minimize any danger or risk to the patient.  Learn more about Electrophysiology (EP) Studies.

The Avera Heart Hospital has 4 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs specializing in cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and vascular medicine.  Avera Heart Hospital and North Central Heart Institute have enrolled in over 150 research studies, helping to drive the future of heart care.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a device that detects any life-threatening, rapid heartbeat. If such a heartbeat, called an arrhythmia, occurs, the ICD quickly sends an electrical shock to the heart to change the rhythm back to normal. This is called defibrillation.

The Avera Heart Hospital has 4 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs specializing in cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and vascular medicine. Avera Heart Hospital and North Central Heart Institute have enrolled in over 150 research studies, helping to drive the future of heart care.

Watch a battery change in an implantable cardioverter defibrillator on the Avera Medical Minute.

Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that senses when your heart is beating irregularly or too slowly. It sends a signal to your heart that makes your heart beat at the correct pace. Learn more.

The Avera Heart Hospital has 4 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs specializing in cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and vascular medicine. Avera Heart Hospital and North Central Heart Institute have enrolled in over 150 research studies, helping to drive the future of heart care.

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) is a heart condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway (circuit) in the heart. The condition can lead to episodes of rapid heart rate (tachycardia). An exam performed during a tachycardia episode will reveal a heart rate greater than 230 beats per minute and blood pressure that is normal or low. A normal heart rate is 60 - 100 beats per minute in adults, and under 150 beats per minute in neonates, infants and small children.

The Avera Heart Hospital has 4 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs specializing in cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and vascular medicine. Avera Heart Hospital and North Central Heart Institute have enrolled in over 150 research studies, helping to drive the future of heart care.

Dr. Riyad Mohama with North Central Heart Institute explains Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome on the Avera Medical Minute.

See a young teen athlete's story about WPW syndrome.

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