Welcome to the Patient Resources Section of the Heart Rhythm Society’s website. The Patient Resources section is intended to provide accurate and clear information about cardiac arrhythmia disorders.
Although generalized and not intended to cover all aspects of any medical condition, a wide variety of information is available to you. Get started with the topic areas to your left to learn more.
What is Electrophysiology?
Electrophysiology is a subspecialty branch of cardiology. An electrophysiologist (EP) is highly trained in the management of electrical properties of the heart, and is the most knowledgeable doctor to deal with the many often complex options for treating heart beat, or heart rhythm, disorders. If you or your doctor feels that you are experiencing a problem related to an abnormal heart beat, seeing an EP may provide you with the best chance of having this problem properly diagnosed and may offer the best options for treatment.
The Heart Rhythm Society brings you an online glossary of common medical terms related routine and advanced cardiovascular practice.
We also provide a searchable directory consisting of Heart Rhythm Society members (e.g., Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, Interventionists, etc.) who have requested to have their contact and practice information listed for patient and physician referral purposes.