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If you are experiencing irregular heart rhythms, particularly if those symptoms are combined with fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath, Pikeville Medical Center’s Dr. Chase Reynolds, Dr. Michael Antimisiaris, Dr. Rahul Dhawan and Dr. Joseph Souza specialize in diagnosing and treating the full breadth of conditions that involve the heart’s electrical system.

Learn more about Electrophysiology, AFib, and Procedures offered at Pikeville Medical Center
  • What is Electrophysiology?

  • What are Heart Palpitations?

  • What is AFib?

  • How do you treat AFib?

  • About Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implants

About Hybrid AF Therapy

 

Hybrid AF™ Therapy combines two types of ablation. The goal of an ablation is to stop the atrial fibrillation, or to make the episodes shorter and less frequent. Hybrid AF Therapy is used to treat long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation by creating lesions inside (endocardial RF) and outside (epicardial) of the heart in an effort to stop the erratic electrical signals that cause atrial fibrillation.

 

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WATCHMAN: A One-Time Implant that Helps Reduce AFib Stroke Risk

 

WATCHMAN is a permanent implant that offers an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners. It’s about the size of a quarter and made from very light and compact. If you have a history of bleeding or a lifestyle, occupation or condition that puts you at risk for bleeding, ask your doctor about the WATCHMAN Implant.
The first step to find out if you’re a candidate for WATCHMAN is making an appointment with a cardiologist to discuss your options.

 

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    • FEBRUARY 27, 2024
    Experts At Heart

    Experts At Heart

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    • FEBRUARY 16, 2024
    PMC Among First in Nation to Perform Advanced Novel Atrial Fibrillation Procedure

    PMC Among First in Nation to Perform Advanced Novel Atrial Fibrillation Procedure

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) performed its first procedure with the Medtronic PulseSelect™ Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) System on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The Medtronic PulseSelect™ Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) System uses PFA – a breakthrough technology that uses pulsed electric fields to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib) – for the treatment of qualifying patients with paroxysmal

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    • FEBRUARY 6, 2024
    PMC Electrophysiologists Offer Advanced Afib Treatment

    PMC Electrophysiologists Offer Advanced Afib Treatment

    The human body runs by some of the same basic systems as a home, including plumbing and electrical. Many people are surprised when they find out their heart’s rhythm is managed by electrical impulses. When a person’s heart gets out of rhythm, they are encouraged to see a cardiac electrophysiologist, a specialist who treats issues

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    • FEBRUARY 6, 2024
    AFib – Managing an Irregular Heartbeat

    AFib – Managing an Irregular Heartbeat

    Many are familiar with the phrase “My heart skipped a beat,” and for patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), this can have a more literal meaning. Atrial Fibrillation, is a heart arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, which can lead to serious complications if left untreated. AFib affects the top two chambers of the heart (the atria), causing

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