Electrophysiology at Phoenixville Hospital
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Cardiac Care at Phoenixville Hospital provides comprehensive heart care close to home. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. for both women and men. Fortunately, advances in diagnosing and treating heart problems and an increasing awareness of the importance of exercise and diet continue to improve the outlook.
Electrophysiology studies help determine the cause of abnormal heart rhythms. Once detected, the abnormalities can be treated with either medicine, cardiac ablation, pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators or surgery. These studies take place in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab with a board-certified interventional cardiologist.
Below are the number of Electrophysiology studies performed at Phoenixville Hospital in the past ten years.
Watchman is a one-time, permanent implant to treat atrial fibrillation or AFib, an irregular heartbeat, and, in some cases, blood clots. While blood thinners are a common treatment for AFib, not everyone can use them. Watchman provides an alternative treatment that prevents any blood clots that may form in the heart from escaping. After implantation, tissue grows around the device, creating a barrier against clots.
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