Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

Dr. Kanner - Electrophysiology Laboratory

Lawrence Kanner, MD, FACC, FHRS, Chief, Cardiology & Director, Electrophysiology/Arrhythmia Services

Mount Sinai South Nassau’s "Next-generation” Cardiovascular Care Lab

The experienced staff of Mount Sinai South Nassau's Electrophysiology Laboratory specializes in conditions related to the electrical activities that make the heart work properly. This includes using pacemakers and other treatments to correct issues with heart rhythm. Part of the Mount Sinai Heart, this “next-generation” lab is one of the most advanced and well-equipped on Long Island. And it was the first on Nassau's South Shore to receive New York State Department of Health approval.

For more information on our electrophysiology laboratory, or to make an appointment, please call 516-632-3672.

Our Electrophysiology Lab Staff Has Expertise In:

  • Pacemaker implanting, repairing and replacing
  • Defibrillator implanting, repairing and replacing
  • Remote device implant monitoring
  • Cutting-edge equipment that provides three-dimensional images of the heart, so physicians can see virtual (computer-generated) electrical activity in real time (EnSite Velocity™ Cardiac Mapping System)
  • Cardiac ablation to correct heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Noninvasive Microvolt T-Wave Alternans for evaluation of dangerous rhythms
  • Tilt table testing for fainting spells and dizziness (syncope)
  • Enhanced views of the heart for diagnosis and treatment (Artis zee® Biplane System)
  • Three-dimensional mapping of the heart

Our cardiac staff has earned honors for our efforts to help heart patients remain as healthy as possible after hospital stay.

‘Revolutionary’ Heart Failure Care

Our experienced cardiac care staff works with the most advanced, next-generation electrophysiology devices to treat heart conditions. Some examples:

  • Mount Sinai South Nassau is the first Long Island hospital to implant the world's smallest, wireless remote pacemaker – the BIOTRONIK Evia® pacemaker. The quarter-size pacemaker is 20 percent smaller than other pacemakers, and it communicates information about any problems with your heart rhythm. And the technology allows our experienced physicians to perform a complete checkup without an office visit, using this remote wireless technology.
  • Mount Sinai South Nassau is also among the first hospitals in the U.S. and the first Long Island hospital to treat patients with the INCEPTA™ implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). This device, which is among the world's smallest and thinnest, treats heart failure and prevents sudden cardiac death. And they last up to 10 years, which means our patients have long-term comfort and fewer return trips. 
  • For heart failure patients who meet certain Food and Drug Administration criteria, our lab also offers treatment considered revolutionary: “biventricular” pacemakers to correct the heart rhythm. With heart failure, the weakened heart is not beating in sync. Previous treatment depended on medicines and diet. But these advanced pacemakers restore the heart rhythm so that the heart beats normally.

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