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What is Electrophysiology?

Who are cardiac electophysiologists?

Cardiac electrophysiologists are heart doctors (cardiologists) that have additional training in diagnosing and managing heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias).  In addition to guiding medical therapy, cardiac electrophysiologists can perform electrophysiology studies and ablations, which may provide a resolution for many heart rhythm problems without the need for medications.  They also have additional training in implanting and then managing pacemaker and defibrillators.

Common heart rhythm problems treated by cardiac electrophysiologists include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and other rhythm disorders. 

Helping you find the right beat.

The heart is an elegant and complex pump that relies on an electrical system to coordinate heartbeats. When this system malfunctions, the heart’s rhythm may become…

  • too fast
  • too slow
  • or irregular

… which makes the heart pump less efficiently. 

 Patients may feel…

  • palpitations (heart skipping)
  • shortness of breath
  • mild chest discomfort
  • or fatigue

Some severe heart & rhythm disorders can result in syncope (passing out) or even sudden death. 

The new beat of heart health.

Combining knowledge, skilled hands, and the most advanced technology available, our physicians are helping restore rhythm to their patients’ hearts and lives.

Baptist Electrophysiology specializes in:

Learn more about electrophysiology procedures, cardiac rhythm devices and set up an appointment or referral by contacting us at (210) 297-7005 - ask for a cardiac electrophysiologist.

Northeast Baptist Hospital
8811 Village Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217

Baptist Medical Center
111 Dallas Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

St. Luke's Baptist Hospital
7930 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229

  • “They’ve really stepped up the level of care,” says Dr. Stephen Reich, Cardiac Electrophysiologist.

  • “From the time that the patient comes into the lab – we just built a brand new electrophysiology suite with state of the art technology, including the stereotaxis system – all the way up to great lab staff who are fully trained and really put forth the team effort on patient care."  

  • “It really just shows the Baptist drive and effort to be at the top in the field of electrophysiology.”

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