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Electrophysiology Lab

Electrophysiology Lab at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Our electrophysiologists manage one of the largest and busiest electrophysiology (EP) labs in the country. This is a major referral center for the entire mid-Atlantic region, and our physicians perform more than 5,000 EP procedures each year.

About the electrophysiology lab

EPlab2MedStar Washington Hospital Center opened the area's first Cardiac Arrhythmia Center in 1985 and since then has remained in the forefront of new techniques to evaluate and manage patients with a wide variety of arrhythmias. A recent major renovation and expansion has created an eight-laboratory EP suite. It features state-of-the-art equipment and technology as well as a dedicated EP patient care suite that is unique and unrivaled in the region. Together with the adjoining outpatient Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, this facility is a fully integrated arrhythmia care center for patients.

Their clinical scope of work encompasses all areas of arrhythmia management, including:

  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Biventricular pacing
  • All types of ablation, including ablation for:
    • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
    • Ventricular tachycardia
    • Atrial fibrillation