The Mississippi Heart and Vascular Institute’s Electrophysiology program is a regional referral center for heart rhythm disorders. Our board-certified electrophysiologists collaborate with surgeons, cardiologists and other highly specialized physicians to provide the best and most focused care for patients.
What is a heart rhythm disorder?
A heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) occurs when the electrical impulses in the heart that keep it beating or pumping ‘in rhythm’ are not working correctly.
How do I know if I have a rhythm disorder?
You may experience the following symptoms if you have an arrhythmia
- Chest pain
- Shortness of Breath
- Fluttering in your chest
- Heart racing
The electrophysiologists at the Mississippi Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) provide a range of treatment options for patients with abnormal or irregular heartbeats.
EP Study: a diagnostic test to look for causes of cardiac arrhythmia. It can also detect a propensity to cardiac arrhythmia and target patients more likely to benefit from pacemaker or defibrillator placement.
Pacemaker: This devices has wires that are placed into the chambers of the heart and can stimulate the heart to beat if necessary.
Defibrillator: The internal defibrillator, pacemaker can monitor the heart rhythm and detect a malignant heart rhythm and shock or pace the heart back to a regular rhythm.
Ablation: A procedure where the electrical focus of arrhythmia is found and corrected through shocking or cool touch catheters.