Electrophysiologists (EPs) are considered the “electricians” of the heart. They work with the electrical pathways that travel through the heart to make the heartbeat and ensure that the heart keeps beating. Our physicians have comprehensive and exceptional clinical skills in all areas of clinical electrophysiology. Meet our electrophysiology experts >>
The clinical cardiac electrophysiology program at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital is led by cardiologist Chad Bonhomme, MD, and run by highly trained physicians and staff. This program offers extensive non-invasive and invasive treatments for patients with cardiac arrhythmias related to cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, heart failure or hereditary conditions. When needed, patients may be monitored with outpatient cardiac implantable devices such as defibrillators and pacemakers.
We perform more than 500 complex ablations in central Indiana each year, including atrial fibrillation procedures. EP services are available in your neighborhood in multiple locations and we have plans to expand in the future. Locations for electrophysiology >>
International A-Fib Center of Excellence
The International A-fib Center of Excellence is located at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital on the Community Hospital North campus. This world-renowned program was designed around the latest technologies and techniques for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (a-fib). The physicians and staff have dedicated their careers to advancing healing options for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation. Learn more about a-fib and treatment >>
What is arrhythmia?
An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart rate. When an arrhythmia is present, your heart may beat too slow, too fast, or irregularly. You might describe the feeling as heavy in your chest or palpitations. An arrhythmia may come and go or be present all the time. Other symptoms of arrhythmia might include:
- Shortness of breath
- Skipping beats, changes in pattern of the pulse
- Chest pain or tightness in the chest
Common types of arrhythmia include atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation.
Testing for arrhythmia
Tests that might be ordered to diagnose arrhythmia include an electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiography (echo), transesophageal echo (TEE), heart stress test, Holter event monitoring, tilt table testing or eletrophysiology study (EPS). Learn more about testing for arrhythmias >>
Treatment options for arrhythmia
To learn more about the Wolf Mini-Maze, visit wolfminimaze.com.
Clinical research trials
Heart and Vascular Care participates in a wide variety of clinical arrhythmia and product research studies. Clinical trial opportunities >>