What is an electrophysiologist?

Published 01/22 2008 06:54AM

Updated 07/28 2010 02:19PM

What is an electrophysiologist?

An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist with a specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Electrophysiologists are experts in the heart's conduction system. While there are nearly 100,000 cardiologists in the United States today, there are only about 1,500 electrophysiologists in current practice. Electrophysiology is a relatively new discipline, formed roughly in the late 1970s.

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