At the Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health, patients with heart rhythm and electrical signaling abnormalities receive the best treatment in the region.
Clinical cardiac electrophysiology is the treatment of abnormal heart disorders, and the cardiologists specializing in this area are referred to as electrophysiologists. These doctors are highly trained in the mechanics and function of the electrical activities of the heart, with expertise in treating atrial fibrillation, heart flutter and other abnormal heart rhythms.
The Institute for Heart & Vascular Health has treatment options including remote monitoring devices, genetic testing, a full range of pacemaker and cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices, advanced mapping and ablation therapy and more.
WATCHMAN is a permanent cardiac device for patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by mitral valve stenosis or who have a mechanical heart valve. It is a onetime procedure performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Atrial fibrillation significantly increases the risk of stroke, and this device is designed to reduce the stroke risk. WATCHMAN is the only FDA approved device that serves as an alternative to traditional blood thinner therapies such as warfarin for reduction of stroke risk in atrial fibrillation. Patients are able to stop taking blood thinners 45 days after the procedure.