Dr. Shukla outlines the electrical system tests for the heart.
The way I would kind of outline it is diagnostic is the electrophysiologic study, we then provoke the arrhythmia so the diagnostic is "I want to look and study your electrical system, identify the abnormality." If there is a slow heart rhythm disorder, we generally treat those types of disorders with pacemakers or device therapy.
If there are fast heart rhythm disorders, they can be amenable to catheter mapping which localizes the arrhythmia and then following that, once the arrhythmia is localized, we could then use ablation technology to deliver energy and burn it out and thereby cure the arrhythmia.
About Dr. Himanshu H. Shukla, M.D.:
Dr. Himanshu H. Shukla, M.D., specializes in treating heart rhythm disorders and is founder of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (CAI) dedicated to providing heart care customized to the individual. Dr. Shukla is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, has completed training at Columbia University in New York City, the University of Missouri and the University of Oklahoma. He is recognized for numerous published articles on the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, and by the American Heart Association for Outstanding Research. Dr. Shukla’s community works include raising awareness of heart rhythm disorders, safety and prevention measures through speeches, training and counsel; and contributing external defibrillators to local public schools and other entities.