As a first step, Dr. Genevieve Brumberg, our board-certified and fellowship-trained electrophysiologist, will often conduct an electrophysiology study to obtain an accurate diagnosis of heart rhythm problems.
As part of this study, one or more catheters are inserted through a vein or artery to the heart to record its electrical activity. Results can help our team determine the cause, location, and best treatment for various abnormal heart rhythms, including arrhythmias, Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT), Ventricle Tachycardia (VT) and Bradycardia.
Arrhythmias are perhaps the most common electrical impulse conditions. They can be harmless, serious or even life-threatening conditions. The impact of an arrhythmia largely depends on the structural condition of the heart, as well as the presence of heart disease.
Arrhythmia warning signs include:
- Skipped beats
- Slow Heartbeat – Bradycardias
- Rapid Heartbeat – Tachycardias
- Inability to tolerate exercise or exertion
- Fainting or almost fainting
Arrhythmias can be successfully treated with any number of electrophysiology procedures, all of which can be performed in Conemaugh Memorial’s new Electrophysiology Laboratory.
Other Common Conditions
Electrophysiology studies can also identify other conditions, such as:
These conditions can also be treated in our Electrophysiology Lab.