Electrophysiology is a branch of cardiology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. Our heart-rhythm specialists work closely with our other cardiologists to create a comprehensive program of care for each patient.
Angioplasties are peripheral interventional procedures that involve a tiny puncture of an artery followed by an x-ray-guided balloon, which is dilated in the blocked area of the artery. Then a stent, made of an expandable metal mesh, is placed in the artery to keep it open to its normal size. This procedure is much less invasive and less risky than standard surgical procedures. And recovery times are much shorter; usually only a one-night stay in the hospital is required.
Underwood’s cardiac rehabilitation program helps patients to recover from heart attacks, heart surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures such as stenting and angioplasty. We provide education and counseling services designed to help you increase your physical fitness, reduce your cardiac symptoms, improve your health and reduce your risk of future heart problems.