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Arrhythmia Management, Electrophysiology and Pacing

Interventional Cardiology
Rationale for test/treatment
LA Appendage Closure
Percutaneous procedure that is used to close off the LA appendage so as to reduce the risk of stroke that comes as result of atrial fibrillation.
Lead Extraction
Removal of pacing or defibrillator leads in the body which have been infected or are malfunctioning.
Remote Monitoring
Remotely monitor patient’s cardiac device via the internet.
Leadless Pacing
For treatment of patients with slow heart beat without the use of pacing lead.
CRT ICD Implantation
For treatment of patients with heart failure associated with a widened QRS complex.
Subcutaneous ICD Implantation
For prevention of sudden cardiac death using leads which are not placed inside the heart.
ICD Implantation
For prevention of sudden cardiac death.
Pacemaker Implantation – Single and Dual Chamber
Pacemakers are needed for treatment of slow heart beat.
Catheter Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Using radiofrequency energy to ablate the abnormal focus or pathway causing the abnormal arrhythmia.
Electrophysiology Study
Invasive study using catheters to study the electrical properties of the heart. Needed before catheter ablation can be performed.
Loop Recorder Insertion
For investigation of recurrent syncope of unknown origin or detection of arrhythmias.
Electrical Cardioversion
For conversion of an arrhythmia usually atrial fibrillation back to sinus rhythm.
Flecainide Challenge Test
To diagnose Brugada syndrome.
Tilt Test
For investigation of recurrent syncope.
Signal Averaged Electrocardiogram (SA ECG)
Magnify ECG to detect "late potentials" (electrical signals) suggestive of electrical scars in heart.
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