Electrophysiology Laboratory

Physician and staff at South Nassau’s Electrophysiology Laboratory

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

The experienced staff of 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 Center for Cardiovascular Health, 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.

Our Cardiovascular Care Staff Has Expertise In:

  • Implanting, repairing and replacing pacemakers, which keep heart rhythms normal
  • Implanting, repairing and replacing defibrillators, which automatically “shock” the heart muscles when rhythm is not correct, to prevent cardiac arrest
  • Technology to monitor implanted devices remotely, using Bluetooth wireless communications
  • 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 create small scars on the heart to correct heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Noninvasive Microvolt T-Wave Alternans for evaluation of dangerous rhythms
  • Tilt table testing to diagnose patients who have fainting spells and dizziness (syncope)
  • Advanced equipment that uses low-radiation fluoroscopy to offer multiple enhanced views of the heart for diagnosis and treatment (Artis zee® Biplane System)
  • Technology that creates three-dimensional mapping of the heart, so our physicians can pinpoint cells causing improper heart rhythm and treat the precise area

And we’ve 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:

  • 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.
  •  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.

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

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