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Electrophysiology: What You Need to Know About the Cutting-Edge Field of Cardiology

SSSL0436These days, it takes a team of experts to keep your heart healthy. The field of cardiology is divided into subspecialties to ensure patients receive expertise care.

As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Satish Goel has specialized in cardiology and chosen to undergo additional training to become an expert in electrophysiology, a sub-specialty in cardiology.

Electrophysiology is a field focused on heart rhythm (arrhythmia) disorders. Your heart rhythms can beat too fast or too slow, which can affect the body’s ability to effectively pump blood to the heart. This can lead to a variety of disorders including:

  •         Atrial Fibrillation
  •         Palpitations
  •         Syncope
  •         Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  •         Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)

“Most other heart diseases affect people over the age of 65. Heart rhythm disorders are unique in that they can really happen to anyone at any age,” Dr. Goel says, “We are caring for patients from all walks of life.”

Electrophysiology is a constantly revolving field, with innovative devices at the forefront. “One of the major reasons I was attracted to the field is device implantation and management,” Dr. Goel says.  

Devices are used to manage heart rhythms. These devices include pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy to name a few. “Electrophysiology is largely dependent on cutting-edge technology,” Dr. Goel says, “That’s what makes the field so exciting. These technologies are constantly being advanced, improving care for patients at a rapid pace.”

Ultimately, it is a commitment to the health of First Coast residents that inspires Dr. Goel to get up in the morning. “When you are rewarded with a patient doing well and feeling healthy, it inspires me to keep going,” says Dr. Goel.  

 

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