Electrophysiology

Finding and Treating Arrhythmia Issues

At Wake Forest Baptist, we’re working hard to discover new and better treatments for patients with complex heart arrhythmia problems and other issues relating to heart failure. Our Heart Center’s specialists in cardiac electrophysiology and our premier cardiothoracic surgeons work together to offer one of the few centers in the state providing treatment for atrial fibrillation. [Print a map to the electrophysiology lab.]

Leaders in Cardiac Electrophysiology

We give our patients access to a wide variety of experts in cardiac electrophysiology and other therapies.

Tony W. Simmons, MD, has served as lead investigator for ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) therapy research and assisted in writing the national guidelines for ICD use and implantation.

In addition, led by Dr. Simmons, the Heart Center is heavily involved with the latest clinical trials in cutting-edge treatments including cardiac electrophysiology. Our trials have determined that utilizing ICDs can help identify and define those types of patients who benefit from such treatment. The findings can possibly double the pool of those benefiting from the technology.

Specialties

  • Atrial Fibrillation 
  • Device Placement

Conditions & Treatments

  • Arrhythmias 
  • Catheter Ablations 
  • EP Study 
  • Implantable Defibrillators 
  • Pacemakers 
  • Cardioversion 
  • MAZE Procedure
  • Teletrace Transmitter

Our Team

 

Rick A. Henderson, MD

Rick A. Henderson, MD  

Bryon E. Rubery, MD

Bryon E. Rubery, MD

Tony W. Simmons, MD  

 

Tony W. Simmons, MD   

 

Quick Reference

The Heart Center
New Patients

336-716-WAKE
888-716-WAKE

Returning Patients

336-716-6674

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The Latest in Electrophysiology Treatments

The Latest in Electrophysiology Treatments

The work and research of electrophysiologists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are well known in the areas of atrial fibrillation, catheter and surgical ablations, medical therapies and other treatments for rhythm disorders.

Wireless Pacemakers Provide 24/7 Heart Monitoring

Wireless Pacemakers Provide 24/7 Heart Monitoring

Floyd Edminston thought the battery in his blood pressure monitor was wearing down when the monitor showed his heart rate was 34 beats per minute.

Last Updated: 02-18-2014
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