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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.15 89 The Floyd Memorial Heart and Vascular Center recently opened a catheterization lab equipped with state-of-the-art electrophysiology equipment so patients can receive treatment for heart rhythm disorders. Floyd Memorial Medical Group– Cardiology's board-certifed cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology, Satya V. Garimella, M.D., FACC, along with board certifed electrophysiologists, Gregory Deam, M.D., Rakesh Gopinathannair, M.D., and Brad Sutton, M.D., all perform electrophysiology studies and treatments at the center. There are several disorders of the electrical systems of the heart, including atrial fbrillation, atrial futter, tachycardia and low heart rate. Atrial fbrillation, or "A Fib," is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, and has a wide spectrum of symptoms and severity. It can happen to anyone, but chances of developing A Fib increase with age. In A Fib, the upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly, which causes the heart to Electrophysiology Treatment at Floyd Memorial's Heart and Vascular Center insufciently pump blood. A normal heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. An irregular rate can be 100 to 175 beats per minute or higher. A Fib can cause blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart- related conditions. About 15 percent of patients have no symptoms before they are diagnosed. When symptoms occur, they could include, irregular pulse, racing or pounding heart, feeling that the heart is futtering, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue, anxiety and fainting. The most common triggers of A Fib include underlying lung diseases like COPD/emphysema, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and heart attacks, heart failure, heart valve problems, thyroid disorders or serious infections. Atrial futter is another arrhythmia where an abnormal electrical conduction circuit allows a rapid heart rate of 250 to 300 beats per minute. When the heart beats that quickly, the heart, brain and other organs may not get enough blood, which can cause them to fail. Congestive heart failure, heart attack and stroke can all be a result of atrial futter. If you experience any symptoms of A Fib or atrial futter, your primary care physician or cardiologist can make a referral to an electrophysiologist (EP), who specializes in detecting, diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. Treating arrhythmias early gives better results and an improved quality of life, and it is less successful after it has been present for many years. For more information, call the Floyd Memorial Heart and Vascular Center at (812) 949-7088. Jim Jackson, MD Kyle Young, MD Jason Lewis, MD Common Pain Conditions We Treat Back/Neck Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Degenerative Disc Disease Herniated Disc • Radicular Pain • Facet Disease • Joint Pain • Arthritis Neuropathic Pain • Myofascial Pain Common Pain Treatments We Ofer Facet Injections • Medical / Opioid Management • Epidurals • Spinal Cord Stimulation • Medial Branch Blocks • Radiofrequency Ablation Joint Injections • Occipital Nerve Blocks • Trigger Point Injections New Patients Seen within 2-3 weeks LiveWell with Commonwealth Pain Associates 120 Executive Park (behind Mall St. Matthews) (502) 855-7200 Do you have back or neck pain? If so, contact us for treatment from Physicians who Care and Treatments that Work. TOP DOCS 2015 CHOSEN BY THEiR PEERS LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE'S Congratulations to Dr. Lewis for being named a 2015 Top Doctor! Special Advertising Section

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