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Meet the Team Electrophysiology Study WATCHMANâ„¢

Is your heart beating too slowly, too quickly or in an irregular way? An irregular heartbeat may be nothing, or it could be something that's much more serious.

If your heart beats too quickly or with an irregular pattern, you may have a heart rhythm disorder commonly known as atrial fibrillation. The condition affects nearly 2.7 million people across the United States and can put patients at much greater risk for stroke and heart failure.

If you have symptoms of atrial fibrillation (also known as arrhythmia), such as an intense pounding in your chest, fainting, light-headedness, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath or temporary inability to breathe, you should see an electrophysiologist.

Electrophysiologists are physicians that specialize in heart rhythm disorders and issues related to the electrical function of the heart. The team of top-tier electrophysiologists at the St. Luke's Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute offers a wealth of experience and the most advanced techniques available to diagnose and treat atrial fibrillation and achieve outstanding patient outcomes - including stroke prevention, heart rhythm and rate control and symptom reduction.

We have two state-of-the-art electrophysiology laboratories in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur, which we use to study and treat arrhythmias alongside our highly trained nurses and technologists. Based on the location of an arrhythmia, a range of treatment options are available, including radio-frequency ablation, a pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator implantation.

At St. Luke's, we have the added advantage of being in alliance with Cleveland Clinic's Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, ranked number one in the nation for heart care since 1995 (U.S. News and World Report). Our physicians have the ability to consult with the Cleveland Clinic experts on cases, enabling our patients to benefit from world class healthcare close to home.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a heart condition that deserves a second opinion, or you need a first diagnosis, the heart specialists at St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Institute can help.

Contact us at 314-205-6801.