Each day, the heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body and beats about 100,000 times. The heart is located in the center of the chest, but because the bottom of the heart tips to the left, more of the heartbeat is felt on that side of your body. Normally, electricity flows through the heart and produces the familiar thump-bump pattern that can be heard through a stethoscope.
If you have a problem with irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia), your heart may beat too fast, too slowly or erratically. This causes a dangerous disruption of blood flow and can result in stroke, organ damage or organ failure. It's clear that a prompt and thorough examination is called for.
At the electrophysiology lab at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas, both diagnostic and therapeutic services are conducted. We have earned national recognition as a leader in the treatment of heart and vascular disease, and our electrophysiology lab is no exception. Under the direction of experienced electrophysiologists and cardiologists, our EP lab is equipped to care for all types of problems affecting the heart's electrical system.