A local electrophysiologist is a medical provider who focuses on the electrical impulses in your heart that control its rhythm. If you have heart disease or if you’re recovering from a heart surgery, you will work with a local cardiologist as well as your local family physician. A local electrophysiologist may work in a private clinic, hospital or nursing home. If you have a heart arrhythmia, your local cardiologist may refer you to a local electrophysiologist (also known as a cardiac electrophysiologist) for cardiac diagnostic testing. Some of the cardiac rhythm disorders a local electrophysiologist may treat include heart murmur, bradycardia (a heartbeat that’s too slow), atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat), tachycardia (a heartbeat that’s too fast) or cardiac arrest. Your local electrophysiologist can work with your cardiovascular team including your local cardiologist, local cardiothoracic surgeon and local personal trainer (if you’re in a cardiac rehab program). If you’re interested in learning more about how a local electrophysiologist can help you manage your irregular heartbeat, palpitations or other arrhythmia, start by talking to your local family physician or local cardiologist.