Electrophysiology

The USC Cardiac Electrophysiology Service offers specialized treatment for patients diagnosed with arrhythmias or patients who require heart failure therapy using small implantable devices like biventricular pacers. The mission of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Service is to provide patients with treatments that slow disease progression, prolong survival, and improve quality of life. Understanding the processes that lead to heart failure enables our doctors to take effective steps towards changing the course of this disease.

The service recognizes the need for a comprehensive approach to the heart failure patient, who is at risk for experiencing the symptoms associated with a weakened heart and for sudden, potentially life-threatening heart rhythms. The Cardiac Electrophysiology Service has established a team that monitors and works with these patients to customize therapies to their specific needs. Recognized leaders in the area of heart failure and arrhythmias, team members evaluate patient condition and consult with primary physicians to discuss findings and recommendations. Our doctors work closely with patients to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the treatment plan and are comfortable with the agreed-upon therapies.

The USC Cardiac Electrophysiology Service is unique in that it provides consultations and coordinates with other top USC specialists in these areas:

  • Alternative/adjunctive therapies
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Individualized medical therapy
  • Latest drug and device therapies
  • Mechanical assist devices
  • Novel surgical procedures
  • Risk assessment

Our program also includes the following components:

  • Arrhythmia and electrophysiology service
  • Cardiac exercise laboratory
  • Cardiac transplant service
  • Cardiothoracic surgery service
  • Inpatient Intensive Cardiac Care Unit
  • Outpatient heart failure and arrhythmia program

For more information, see the Keck Medical Center’s Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology.