All patients with arrhythmias and conduction disorders should be consulted by a specialist in these diseases. The Department of Electrophysiology has all the conditions for carrying out examinations and equipment research for such patients.
An examination in the Outpatient office in the Department includes a complete medical history and physical examination. It is of vital importance the patient provides all available medical records. Of particular importance are all previous ECG records (if any), and mainly reports of recorded arrhythmias or conduction disorders.At the discretion of the team of doctors who consults the patient, the examination may include an echocardiogram as well. The specialist/-s may also need to schedule a Holter ECG – this is an instrumental outpatient study which registers 24-hour ECG recording. After completing the 24-hour ECG recording period, it is analyzed in detail by a doctor who summarizes the results of the study.
After a thorough assessment of the situation and at the discretion of the consultant, the patient may be scheduled for an appropriate medical treatment or recommended for an electro-physiological examination and/or catheter ablation. Patients with severe conduction disorders are recommended to undergo implantation of a cardio stimulator. These procedures require a one to two-day hospital stay; therefore a date of hospitalization should be planned.
The Department conducts also examinations of patients with previously implanted pacemakers, cardiac re-synchronization therapy systems or cardioverter defibrillators. Out-patient units in the Department have the necessary computer systems for checking the parameters of implantable devices.