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Did you know that WellSpan’s cardiologists are also electricians?

We don’t think about our heartbeat very often, but there’s a lot going on with each “thub-dub.” The heart’s four chambers—the left and right atria, and the left and right ventricles—contract and expand in a perfectly synchronized sequence in order to pump fresh, oxygenated blood throughout the body.

Ensuring that each chamber contracts and expands at the right time and speed is the responsibility of the heart’s electrical system. If there’s a problem with the electrical “circuitry,” your heart’s normal rhythm can be thrown off, a condition called arrhythmia. Whether your heart is beating too fast, too slow or erratically, it means that blood isn’t being pumped effectively, and that can lead to serious health consequences such as heart attack or stroke.

WellSpan electrophysiologists are experts in the science of cardiac electrophysiology—the electrical system that keeps your heart beating properly. With decades of combined experience—coupled with the latest research—they can accurately diagnose and successfully treat a broad range of conditions related to arrhythmia.

As a patient, you can count on your care team to create a treatment plan that puts your goals first. Then, we bring together all of the people who will work to help you achieve those outcomes: your doctors, other WellSpan providers, non-WellSpan providers, community organizations and even your friends, family and co-workers.


Conditions Treated

WellSpan’s cardiologists diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions related to arrhythmia, including:


How We Can Help

With a deep knowledge of electrophysiology, WellSpan’s cardiologists treat patients with heart rhythm-related problems using the most advanced techniques available anywhere. These include:

Ablation

If you’re experiencing arrhythmia, and it’s not responding to medication or lifestyle changes, you might be a candidate for ablation. In this procedure, your WellSpan cardiologist will insert a catheter into your heart via a blood vessel. Then, he or she will apply focused heat to destroy the cells which are causing the electrical problem. Don’t worry—the procedure is painless.

Cardiac defibrillator     

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator is a device implantable inside the body, able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation, and pacing of the heart. The device is therefore capable of correcting most life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT & CRT-D)

Cardiologists use Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) to treat hearts that aren’t properly contracting or relaxing. With this therapy, a pacemaker is implanted in the patient’s body. The tiny computer within the pacemaker coordinates the beating of the two lower chambers of the heart, promoting better blood flow. A CRT-D device includes a defibrillation capability, which can be lifesaving if the heart is beating too fast.

Cardioversion

Your WellSpan cardiologist may need to perform cardioversion to restore your irregular heartbeat to its normal rhythm. With pharmacological cardioversion, you’ll be given medicine that helps correct the heartbeat. Another option is electrical cardioversion, in which a very brief electrical shock is applied to the heart with the goal of resetting the rhythm. Like ablation, the procedure is painless.

Catheter ablation (atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia)

Cryoablation

Cryoablation is another form of ablation (see above). Your WellSpan cardiologist will insert a catheter into your heart in a painless procedure which destroys the cells that cause arrhythmia. While regular ablation uses heat to destroy these cells, cryoablation uses extreme cold. Your doctor will explain both options to you and answer any questions you may have.

Defibrillator implant

Diagnostic electrophysiology (EP) study  


Endovenous ablation for chronic venous insufficiency


Pacemaker implantation

The heart has a natural pacemaker called the sinoatrial node, which is a group of cells that keep the heart beating properly. However, if the node isn’t functioning and you’re experiencing arrhythmia, you may need an artificial pacemaker. A small battery-operated device implanted near your collarbone, the pacemaker sends electrical signals to the heart that ensure a regular heartbeat.

Tilt table testing

If you’ve had repeated, unexplained occurrences of fainting, it could mean you have an irregular heartbeat (among other possible causes). With a tilt table test, you’ll lie comfortably on a table as you’re elevated from a flat to a tilted position. The test records your blood pressure and heart rate at each angle, allowing your WellSpan cardiologist to assess your condition and plan further treatments if necessary.


Physicians

Distances are estimated from zip code: 17401. Update zip code

Gregory Fazio, MD

Gregory Fazio, MD

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Brian Schuler, MD

Brian Schuler, MD

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Lyle Siddoway, MD

Lyle Siddoway, MD, FACC

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Jefferson Lee, MD

Jefferson Lee, MD

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Edmond Obeng-Gyimah, MD

Edmond Obeng-Gyimah, MD

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Tatjana Sljapic, MD

Tatjana Sljapic, MD, FACC

Distance: 23.7 mi.

Robert Stevenson, MD

Robert Stevenson, MD, FACC

Distance: 29.3 mi.

Anthony Johnson, MD

Anthony Johnson, MD

Distance: 48.2 mi.

Lynle Williams, CRNP

Lynle Williams, CRNP

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Megan Christie, CRNP

Megan Christie, CRNP

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Charity Eyler, CRNP

Charity Eyler, CRNP

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Rise Perry, CRNP

Rise Perry, CRNP, MSN

Distance: 23.7 mi.

Melissa Kretz, CRNP

Melissa Kretz, CRNP, MSN

Distance: 23.7 mi.

Justin Walzl, CRNP

Justin Walzl, CRNP, MSN

Distance: 23.7 mi.

Neil Baksh, CRNP

Neil Baksh, CRNP

Distance: 24.4 mi.

Jennifer Cortez, CRNP

Jennifer Cortez, CRNP

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Amy Myers, CRNP

Amy Myers, CRNP

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Matthew Hull, PA-C

Matthew Hull, PA-C

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Carrie Moyer, PA-C

Carrie Moyer, PA-C

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Taylor Falvey, PA-C

Taylor Falvey, PA-C

Distance: 2.8 mi.

Sara Briggs, PA-C

Sara Briggs, PA-C

Distance: 2.8 mi.


Locations

Distances are estimated from zip code: 17401. Update zip code

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 2.8 mi.
25 Monument Rd.
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2441

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 23.7 mi.
140 North Pointe Blvd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 291-0700

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 24.4 mi.
1400 South Forge Rd.
Palmyra, PA 17078
(717) 274-5500

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 28.6 mi.
450 S. Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-3105

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 29.3 mi.
775 Norman Dr.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 274-5500

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 33.5 mi.
446 N. Reading Rd.
Ephrata, PA 17522-9802
(717) 738-0167

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 35.8 mi.
435 S. Kinzer Ave.
New Holland, PA 17557-8706
(717) 354-6676

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 41.3 mi.
97 Progress Blvd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 217-6944

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 47.0 mi.
601 E. Main St.
Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 217-6944

WellSpan Cardiology

WellSpan Cardiology

Distance: 48.3 mi.
22 St. Paul Dr.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 217-6944

WellSpan Cardiology