Electrophysiology: Outpatient Services

An essential part of any assessment, electrocardiography provides important information about heart rhythm, heart structure, and possibility for potentially serious heart rhythm disorders.

Ambulatory Electrocardiography (24 Hour Holter Monitoring)
24 hour Holter monitoring provides continuous real time rhythm assessment to determine the severity of a known rhythm disorder and/or correlate daily recurring symptoms with one’s heart rate and rhythm.

Event Monitoring (Memory Loop Recorder)
Infrequent but recurring symptoms can be correlated to one’s heart rate and rhythm with the aid of event monitoring. Event monitors are both portable and easy to use. Implantable monitors are also available for patients with very infrequent, but potentially serious symptoms.

Pacemaker and Defibrillator Evaluation and Programming
Pacemaker and defibrillator evaluation and reprogramming can both optimize device function as well as maximize battery longevity. An important consideration of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiologist is to maximize battery longevity in order to minimize the number of pacemaker or defibrillator surgeries required in one’s lifetime.

Pacemaker and defibrillator evaluation can also be periodically performed remotely in the convenience of one’s own home both for patient and parental reassurance and to minimize the need for travel to our Scarborough office.