Different heart health concerns are handled in different ways. Although a pacemaker can be helpful for people with cardiac arrhythmia, understanding the underlying causes of heart rhythm issues may lead to different treatment methods.
Dr. John Beshai of the Heart Rhythm Institute of Arizona uses the latest procedures and the newest technology to diagnose and treat a wide variety of heart conditions.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) involves a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in order to maintain the heart’s rhythm. Dr. Beshai offers cardiac resynchronization therapy for those with an irregular heartbeat that may be at risk for complications.
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a device used to detect dangerous heart arrhythmias, as well as deliver a shock to the heart in order to regulate the heartbeat. Dr. Beshai might suggest an ICD to prevent serious cardiac complications related to a heart arrhythmia.
Cryoablation is a cardiac ablation technique that uses intense cooling energy to freeze and destroy abnormal heart tissue. This helps Dr. Beshai treat patients with an arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.
An electrophysiological study (EPS) is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure to study the electrical activity of the heart. This helps Dr. Beshai determine which areas are responsible for causing an irregular heartbeat.
A pacemaker is a small electronic device that is used to regulate electrical impulses in the heart. Dr. Beshai offers treatment with a pacemaker to help control an irregular heartbeat and prevent complications like heart failure.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure to help manage arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, by destroying abnormal tissue in the heart. Dr. Beshai may recommend radiofrequency ablation after an ECG has detected an irregular heartbeat.
The WATCHMAN device is a permanent heart implant, about the size of a quarter, that can effectively reduce the risk of a stroke. Dr. Beshai offers the WATCHMAN device as an alternative to life-long medication use.