Electrophysiologists are cardiologists with advanced training to treat electrical problems in the heart. They test for abnormal heart rhythms and implant devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, to help the heart beat normally.
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What is a cardiac electrophysiologist?
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What is pediatric heart disease?
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons answeredPediatric heart disease is a term used to describe several different heart conditions in children. The most common type of pediatric heart disease is congenital, meaning that children are born with it. Congenital heart disease (CHD) can exist in adults, but is still considered CHD if the adult was born with the disease.
Eight out of every 1,000 babies are born with CHD. About half of them -- about 4 out of 1000 -- will need surgery to treat the disease. Of those who have surgery, 96 out of 100 (96%) go home alive after the surgery. Some milder forms of pediatric heart disease can be treated with medication and do not require surgery.
There are now more adults than children with CHD in the United States. Significant advances in the treatment of pediatric heart disease over the past 20 to 30 years have led to increased survival so that most children with CHD live to adulthood. This is a dramatic improvement from the 1940s and 1950s, when most forms of CHD were fatal.
What is coronary heart disease?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
The heart is a very efficient organ, pumping nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood to all muscles in the body, including the heart itself. Compromise blood flow to the heart muscle, and cells begin to die, electrical nodes that control the heart's rhythm go haywire, and the heart is no longer a well-organized pump.
Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of a heart attack. It occurs when the arteries are clogged with plaque deposits that prevent blood from flowing freely. Comprised of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other debris, the plaque can partially or totally block the flow of blood and promote blood clots. Over time, the plaque thickens in a process known as atherosclerosis. Clots can travel to vessels of the heart, lungs, and brain. Left untreated, atherosclerosis can lead to a heart attack, stroke, and death.
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