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Electrophysiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Welcome to the Pacemaker-Arrhythmia Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital

The Pacemaker-Arrhythmia Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital is a state-of-the-art electrophysiology (EP) facility. The center offers cutting-edge services and highly skilled clinical cardiac electrophysiologists who specialize in the entire range of heart rhythm diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Our center offers inpatient and outpatient services.

The inpatient facility is located at NYU Winthrop Hospital at 259 First Street in Mineola, NY. This facility consists of 3 dedicated EP laboratories and a separate additional dedicated procedural area for tilt table testing, elective electro-cardioversion, and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) testing.

Our laboratories and highly trained electrophysiology staff comprise one of the best cardiac electrophysiology facilities on Long Island.

Electrophysiology Procedures

Catheter Ablations

A catheter ablation is performed to treat heart arrhythmia, such as rapid or irregular heartbeat. During the procedure, catheters are placed through veins or arteries for pacing, mapping, and recording of electrical signals of the heart. Stimulation of the heart is performed from a specialized control room in which the doctor and staff help to induce and analyze the heart rhythm abnormality (arrhythmia). Once the arrhythmias is determined, it can be treated by delivering energy via the steerable catheters.

Device Implantations

Many of the first implants of the latest treatment devices have been implanted in patients at the electrophysiology laboratories of our Pacemaker-Arrythmia Center. Devices to treat all types of heart rhythm disturbances are expertly implanted including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, implantable loop recorders, and biventricular devices. In addition, laser-lead extraction is performed at our center.

Head-Up Tilt Table Testing

The Head-Up Tilt Table Test is performed typically at a 70 degree tilt (“head-up”) while the patient’s heart rhythm and blood pressure are continuously monitored. Sometimes a medication called isoproterenol is infused to facilitate the test. This test is helpful in determining the cause of syncope and, particularly, in diagnosing vaso-vagal syncope.

Cardioversion

The Cardioversion procedure is typically performed to convert atrial fibrillation (or atrial flutter) to a normal rhythm. The staff will require appropriate documentation of anticoagulation and/or a negative trans-esophageal echocardiogram prior to the procedure.

For any procedure, postoperative follow-up should be scheduled with the doctor (or team) that performed the procedure.

Advanced Electrophysiology Procedure

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WATCHMAN™

NYU Winthrop is one of the region’s first hospitals to offer The WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Learn more.

Pacemaker-Arrhythmia Center Specialists

NYU Winthrop’s electrophysiologists have trained at some of the best centers in the world. Our staff includes:

Joseph Germano, DO, FACC

Erik Altman, MD

Seth Bender, MD

Bassiema Ibrahim, MD

Sameer Parekh, MD

Jeffrey Snow, MD

Michael Spinelli, MD

Manish Undavia, MD

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