Electrophysiology is the branch of Cardiology that deals with problems related to the electrical system of the heart. Abnormal electrical impulses cause the heart to beat too slowly, too quickly, or in an irregular, chaotic fashion. One example is atrial fibrillation. In the Electrophysiology Lab, problems related to heart rhythm can be diagnosed and treated.

The Electrophysiology Laboratory at Marin General Hospital is one of only a dozen labs in Northern California dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients with heart arrhythmias; patients come to us from all over the world. Our state-of-the-art facility combines personalized patient care with sophisticated technology.

Procedures performed in the lab include the following:

  • Implanting permanent pacemakers (single, or dual chamber, biventricular devices with a focus on resynchronization therapy, and cardiac defibrillators)
  • Electrophysiology study and ablation for ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias
  • Electrophysiology study, cardioversion, cardio-ablation, and other treatments for arrhythmias, including atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardias (SVT), and ventricular tachycardia
  • Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), a faster, simpler, and more effective technique to treat atrial fibrillation; a leading-edge procedure, only available at a handful of hospitals nationwide

Get Into Rhythm: Living Well With Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Get Into Rhythm: Living Well With Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an innovative lifestyle management program led by our Medical Director of Electrophysiology, Sujoya Dey, MD, FACC. This comprehensive approach is designed to help patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm abnormality. Our Get Into Rhythm program offers education, counseling, and integrative healing modalities to help participants control their condition, avoid triggering an episode, and live healthier lives. Click here for more information about this unique program and watch the below video to learn some of the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with AFib. Please note: a physician referral is required to enroll in this program.