What is an electro physicist? Electrophysiologists, as the name suggests, deal with electricity–specifically, with the electrical impulses in the heart that control its rhythm and trigger heartbeats. The electrophysiologist is trained to diagnose and treat arrhythmias.
What is the difference between a cardiologist and an electrophysiologist? A cardiologist is a surgical specialty that focuses on all disorders of the heart through the use of surgery and other treatment options. An electrophysiologist (EP), on the other hand, treats heart arrhythmias or AFib caused by disruptions in the normal heart rhythm.
What can I expect at an electrophysiologist? Generally, your first appointment with the electrophysiologist will involve an evaluation that takes into account your medical history, current complaints, and an examination of the injured area. On occasion, X-rays are required and can be taken the same day. In some cases, other tests will be recommended.
Why would you see an electrophysiologist? Your primary care doctor or another cardiologist may refer you to an electrophysiologist if you: Have an abnormal heart rhythm. Are undergoing or being considered for cardiac ablation, a procedure that creates scar tissue in order to block erratic signals. Experience syncope, i.e., a sudden loss of consciousness.