Our Cardiology department offers a unique specialty called Electrophysiology. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who sees and treats patients with heart rhythm problems. This type of cardiologist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart rhythm problems.
Heart rhythm problems occur because of a malfunction in the electrical system of the heart and can occur in people of all ages. Some of the symptoms that may indicate a heart rhythm problem include shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness or fainting.
Electrophysiology: diagnosis, treatment and follow up
The doctor will use one of the diagnostic services to determine the best course of action for that patient. A treatment plan is created after a reviewing test results and after a discussion between the electrophysiologist, the patient and family.
Treatment options include:
- Medication management
- Non-surgical procedures
- Medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators
- Surgical options
Patients with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators are placed on a routine follow up schedule in our Device Clinic.
Located on the second floor of the La Crosse Hospital Building. Patients reporting for procedures should report to Desk 2A on the second floor of the Hospital Building.
Device Clinic Hours:
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A pacemaker nurse is on call 24 hours a day.
Please call 608-392-6474.
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