Cardiac electrophysiology allows physicians to study and treat the electrical system of the heart, particularly focusing on abnormal heartbeats, or arrhythmias.
Leaders in Innovative Heart Care
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s cardiac electrophysiology program is nationally recognized for physicians on the leading edge of this emerging field and their innovative procedures. We were the first in the nation to perform CryoCath, a new and more effective treatment for people suffering from arrhythmias, and we continue to pioneer advances in this field.
In addition to various diagnostic electrophysiology procedures, we offer a number of advanced interventional procedures including:
Pacemaker and biventricular implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation
Our full-service Outpatient Device Clinic provides ongoing follow-up care for patients with implanted cardiac devices, such as pacemakers, automatic implanted defibrillators and ICDs.
Traditional electrophysiological procedures involve the use of fluoroscopy (X-rays) to guide the placement of electrodes in the heart chambers to measure electrical activity. Because exposure to radiation can lead to future health issues, Illinois Masonic Medical Center electrophysiologist Mansour Razminia, MD, and his team have worked to develop a new standard for radiation-free electrophysiology procedures, such as cardiac ablation.
This innovative technology, offered only at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, eliminates radiation exposure using imaging software instead of X-rays during the procedure. It is especially beneficial to women of child-bearing age or pregnant women who might otherwise postpone their procedure due to radiation risks.
Learn more about radiation-free electrophysiology procedures at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
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To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622).