The treatment of atrial fibrillation is multi-faceted. Our experienced team offers the clinical expertise that patients need for precise diagnosis and optimal treatment. This customized care begins with a referral from a patient’s cardiologist or primary care physician. After receiving the patient’s medical records and cardiac test results, Dr. Smith and his staff will consult with the referring physician in a complete clinical assessment.
Each member of your care team specializes in treating atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. Care teams typically include specialists such as an Electrophysiologist (Dr. Smith), a Cardiologist, an Echocardiographer, an Anesthesiologist, as well as Nurses, Technologists and specialized technical support staff. Additionally, many departments within the hospital will play a role in your care, including Pharmacy, Radiology, Laboratory, Dietary, and others.
- Nurse practitioners and physician assistants – These team members have advanced education and training. They work with physicians and also see patients independently to help with issues that arise during and after treatment.
- Electrophysiology laboratory nurses – These hospital-based nurses are specially trained to care for patients undergoing procedures to treat atrial fibrillation. They will be your main contact during your procedure.
- Electrophysiology laboratory technicians – The electrophysiology lab staff is trained in the use of specialty equipment and facilities in the electrophysiology lab. They help care for patients during procedures.
- Technical Support Staff – These team members are typically not hospital employees, but rather dedicated clinical experts that operate advanced technologies to assist the physician.