Electrophysiology

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.

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.
You may experience the following symptoms if you have an arrhythmia

  • Lightheaded
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • 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.

These include:

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.