Electrophysiology Programs & Services
The Heart Institute has a devoted team of clinical electrophysiologists who work to provide patients with efficient diagnosis and effective treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmia cases. Our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians provides patients with comprehensive arrhythmia care whether the patient's condition is related to cardiogenetics or atrial fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation Program
The Atrial Fibrillation Program offers a comprehensive, integrated, patient-centric approach to the treatment of patients suffering from complex and advanced atrial fibrillation.
The electrophysiologists (cardiologists specializing in heart rhythms) at Cedars-Sinai provide highly individualized care for patients with this disease. Delivering individualized care means recognizing that each patient’s situation is unique. Our physicians work closely with you, your referring physician and a team of atrial fibrillation specialists to develop a customized treatment plan that decreases your risk of stroke and reduces or eliminates symptoms.
A treatment plan will be individually tailored to fit you based on several factors including age, lifestyle, and severity of symptoms, type of disease or any other compromising health conditions.
Familial Arrhythmia Program
Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses in the heart do not work properly. This causes the heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Heart arrhythmias may feel like a fluttering or racing heart, and they're often harmless. Some heart arrhythmias, however, may cause bothersome—sometimes even life-threatening—signs and symptoms.
Multiple genetic and environmental factors can contribute to the risk of arrhythmias in patients affected with these conditions. A detailed evaluation is required to assess the risk of patients and family members to be afflicted with these conditions.
Our team of experts provides a multidisciplinary approach to patients affected with familial arrhythmia syndromes. Patients are seen by a cardiac electrophysiologist who specializes in these conditions, in conjunction with a medical genetics specialist and a genetic counselor.
Using a personalized approach, clinical and genetic testing modalities are combined to provide an accurate diagnosis and patient-specific treatment. Most importantly, however, is the screening and counseling that are offered to families of patients afflicted with familial conditions. This is the key differentiating component of our clinical program—the direct outreach to the patient’s family to help diagnosis potential heart-related genetic conditions before they become problematic.