This month, the Spotlight features one facet of our cardiovascular services – electrophysiology (EP) and the Cardiac Rhythm Center. JMHPN spoke with Scott Neal, Program Manager of the Cardiac Rhythm Center, Susan Eisenberg, MD, the new medical director of Electrophysiology, and Kim Burch, Executive Director, Cardiovascular Services to learn more about some important new features of this service.
First, some background: Over the past decade, the Cardiac Rhythm Center has been
carefully developed to diagnose and treat a variety of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) including highly complex cases.
Cardiac electrophysiologists at John Muir Health use state-of-the-art equipment to help them perform technologically advanced, computer-assisted diagnostic electrophysiology studies. They perform catheter ablations to inactivate abnormal
tissue responsible for some rhythm disturbances, as well as implant pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices.
Many of these procedures were formerly performed only at leading academic medical centers.
Having one of the most technically trained electrophysiology teams in the Bay Area and the most sophisticated equipment available today, the John Muir Health Cardiac Rhythm Center is able to treat arrhythmias such as SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), AFL (atrial flutter), VT (ventricular tachycardia) and A-fib (atrial fibrillation) with a very high rate of success.