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Clinical Services at Rush Electrophysiology FAQs

What is an electrophysiologist?

An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist with specialized training in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation or flutter, supraventricular tachycardia or ventricular tachycardia. Cardiac electrophysiologists are trained to perform interventional procedures, such as ablation, as well as implant surgical devices, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.

If you have been told you have an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, you may wish to see an electrophysiologist for further testing. While many arrhythmias are harmless, some can be life-threatening. An electrophysiologist can tell you which is which by determining the underlying cause of the arrhythmia and whether it interferes with your heart’s ability to pump blood.

Video FAQs

Electrophysiologist Christopher Madias, MD, explains how arrhythmias are diagnosed and treated at Rush and whether they become more common as people age.

How are arrhythmias diagnosed?
How are arrhythmias treated?
Do arrhythmias become more common as you age?

Electrophysiology nurse Kate Eber, RN, describes what patients can expect when they come to Rush for electrophysiology procedures, including an electrophysiology study, and the different kinds of support that are available to patients.

What should patients expect when they come to Rush for electrophysiology treatment?
How long will I be in the hospital for an electrophysiology procedure?
What support is available during and after my electrophysiology procedure?
Is there specific preparation for electrophysiology procedures?

Electrophysiologist Kousik Krishnan, MD, talks about the minimally invasive options that are available to treat arrhythmias and the benefits of choosing Rush for electrophysiology treatment.

What minimally invasive options are available for treating arrhythmias?
What benefits does Rush's new hospital offer patients who undergo electrophysiology procedures?
Why should someone choose Rush for electrophysiology treatment?




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Electrophysiology Departmental Information
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(312) 942-6858
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu


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