Electrophysiology – Diagnosing And Mending Abnormal Heart Rhythms

The electrophysiology program at Henry Mayo offers technologic

ally advanced inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms, also known as cardiac arrhythmias. These disruptions in rhythm can range from inconvenient to life threatening and, with this new program, Henry Mayo has the capability to treat and even cure some of the most serious problems related to the heart's electrical system.
 
 “Electrophysiology is one of the best tools for diagnosing and treating heart arrhythmias and Henry Mayo now has the ability to provide this critical heart care tool.”

 
Arrhythmias - Small maps lead to big results 


Using state-of-the-art 3-D heart mapping of the heart's chambers in real time, heart experts can now use minimally invasive techniques to test electrical conduction of the heart to diagnose and treat 

arrhythmias.  This technologically-advanced mapping helps identify exactly where in the heart the abnormality is occurring, providing the physician a precise location in which to take corrective action to provide potentially life-saving treatments.  
 
One of the most common uses for electrophysiology is for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, which can affect people of all ages, even those who are physically fit.  By using heart mapping and navigational technologies along with medical advances in arrhythmia therapy, Henry Mayo is working to continually improve the outcomes for our patients.
 
Coronary Artery Interventions


Henry Mayo’s state-of-the-art Roberta G. Veloz Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is equipped with the most advanced technologies available for the diagnostic and interventional treatment of coronary artery disease.
 
Through these studies, cardiologists are able to diagnose and then treat various heart conditions through diagnostic heart catheterization, balloon angioplasty and stent placement (including cardiac, carotid and peripheral stenting.)
 
When a patient comes to Henry Mayo with a blockage or narrowing in  their coronary artery, physicians and a highly skilled team of cardiac cath lab nurses and radiology technicians can now perform life-saving cardiac catheterization.  During the procedure, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a catheter with a tiny balloon at its tip is passed into the narrowed or blocked artery.  The balloon is then inflated to open up the artery and allow for improved blood flow to the heart muscle.  The cardiologist may then place a tiny, expandable metal coil called a stent into the newly opened area of the artery to help keep the artery from narrowing or closing again.  This timely intervention to open the blocked coronary artery can prevent or minimize permanent damage to the heart muscle.  
Not all coronary artery disease can be treated with this procedure.  Your physician will decide the best treatment based on your individual circumstances, be it medical or surgical therapy.
 
Peripheral Vascular Program


Interventional Cardiologists and Radiologists are able to diagnose and then treat peripheral vascular conditions in our Interventional Radiology Laboratory.  Patients that come to Henry Mayo with blockages or narrowing in the vessels outside of their heart may undergo angioplasty and endovascular stenting (including carotid, abdominal aortic, and peripheral stenting) that improve circulation and quality of life.