Electrophysiology (EP) and Arrhythmia

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Highly trained and experienced specialists keep your heart on the right beat.

The Electrophysiology team at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, includes board-certified cardiac electrophysiologists who specialize in treating conditions that cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or in an irregular pattern.

They are joined by specially trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants who provide comprehensive care, from the initial consultation, to treatment, to long-term cardiac device monitoring, and follow up. Additionally, the EP team offers a comprehensive arrhythmia service that focuses on the latest medical and interventional approaches to arrhythmia management.

Procedures and Treatments

  • Pacemaker implantation and follow-up
  • Defibrillator implantation and follow-up
  • Biventricular pacing for heart failure
  • Laser lead extraction of pacemaker and defibrillator leads
  • Electrophysiologic evaluation of arrhythmias
  • Catheter ablation of SVT, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular arrhythmias
  • WATCHMAN heart implant

In addition to standard mapping and ablation techniques to treat arrhythmias, our center has the ability to incorporate cardiac CT scans into computerized 3D mapping of arrhythmias.

We offer traditional radiofrequency (heating) ablation, irrigated radiofrequency ablation (for deeper lesion depth in certain heart chambers), and even cryoablation (freezing) for special applications.

The full spectrum of cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator care is offered. To meet the needs of our patients, we coordinate care with the referring physician to ease long-term, follow-up issues.

Learn more about arrhythmia and Sudden Cardiac Death through our Q and A resource.

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Clinical Research

The experts at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute conduct ongoing heart and vascular clinical trials and research studies.

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Academics & Fellowship Programs

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Our Electrophysiology Faculty

David Schwartzman, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Director of Electrophysiology, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

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Donald Siddoway, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Electrophysiology, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

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Stanley Schmidt, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Electrophysiology, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

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John Lobban, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Electrophysiology, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

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Ted Friehling, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Electrophysiology, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

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Locations

Through partnerships and affiliations with local hospitals and clinics, we bring access to complete comprehensive care for patients across West Virginia, and into surrounding regions, including Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and beyond.

WVU Heart and Vascular Insitute - Main Campus

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 877-988-4478

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WVU Heart and Vascular Insitute at Elkins

812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV
Phone: 855-WVU-CARE

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WVU Heart and Vascular Insitute at Oakland

13079 Garrett Highway
Oakland, MD
Phone: 855-WVU-CARE

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For more information or to schedule an appointment,
call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273) or schedule online.