Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is dedicated to taking care of your heart. Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events can be prevented through action and education. You’re never too old—or too young—to take steps toward a healthier heart.
Your primary care doctor can help you reduce your risk of heart disease and monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol. But how do you know when it’s time to seek the help of a heart specialist?
If your provider suspects any serious conditions, or if lifestyle changes fail to reduce your risks of heart disease, you may be referred to a heart specialist. A specialist can recommend and perform tests to assess your heart health, including an electrophysiology study. An electrophysiology tests evaluate your heart's electrical system and can diagnose abnormal heartbeats or arrhythmia.