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Saint Luke’s AFib Prevention Program

Your heart has good reasons to pound. AFib isn’t one of them.

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Saint Luke's electrophysiology program:

  • Implants more than 1,200 cardiac rhythm devices annually, including pacemakers, defibrillators, and implantable loop recorders
  • Performs more than 500 electrophysiology studies and catheter ablations each year using the most advanced techniques to treat supraventricular tachycardias, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia
  • Leads the region in electrophysiology research and using cutting-edge technology
  • Developed a computerized protocol system to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest by identifying patients who need defibrillators
  • Enhanced community awareness of sudden cardiac arrest through the Heart Safe Community Partnership  

Common conditions

One of only a few hospitals to offer full-service electrophysiology, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute provides prevention and treatment for such conditions as:

  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Fainting spells triggered by slow heart rate
  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Superventricular tachycardia (Wolff-Parkinson-White, AV nodal re-entry, atrial tachycardia)
  • Ventricular tachycardia

Our electrophysiology services include

Pioneering tomorrow's cardiac technology

With Saint Luke’s electrophysiology services, patients will benefit from:

  • Highly trained physicians, nurses, and technicians with extensive electrophysiology experience
  • Our consistent involvement in and commitment to electrophysiology research
  • Access to advanced investigational treatments, such as the Watchman® device as an alternative to warfarin for the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation
  • State-of-the-art, 3-D mapping for electrophysiology studies
  • Sophisticated electrophysiology procedural expertise, including LASER lead extractions and complex ablation for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia
  • Remote pacemaker and defibrillator monitoring by dedicated, qualified electrophysiology-registered nurses
  • Appointments available usually within 10 business days
  • Multiple locations providing electrophysiology services
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator checks offered at multiple locations across the region