Dilip J. Mathew, MD, FACC, FHRS, is Board Certified in Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology and has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area since 2004. He has devoted his Sarasota practice entirely to the management of heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Mathew is involved in all aspects of managing cardiac arrhythmias. Respectively, he received training in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard in Boston and in cardiac electrophysiology at Lahey Clinic, Massachusetts.
Antonio Moretta, MD, FHRS is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Echocardiography. Dr. Moretta joined Heart Rhythm Consultants, P.A. in November 2018 after servicing the Huntington area for five years. Respectively, he received training in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Northshore University and in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Stony Brook University.
Electrophysiologists, or EP doctor for short, are cardiologists who have additional education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Cardiac EPs could also be considered “heart electricians.”
Cardiac health is an important factor, especially as we get older. Every lifestyle choice we make, at any age, plays a role in our overall cardiac condition. At Heart Rhythm Consultants, it is our goal to help our patients manage their condition, whether they suffer from arrhythmias or other irregularities with the heartbeat.
Dr. Dilip J. Mathew and Dr. Antonio Moretta are electrophysiologists serving residents of Sarasota, Venice, Tampa, Port Charlotte and Sun City Center, giving every patient the care and attention they deserve.
Abnormal rhythms can range anything from very slow heart rates to very fast heart rates. Types of heart rhythm disorders could include bradycardia, tachycardia, premature heartbeats and atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Mathew performs implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, as well as electrophysiology (EP) studies and ablations. He has a special interest in lead extraction and ablation therapies for atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Mathew has successfully performed over 5,000 of these complex ablations (one of the highest volume operators in the southeastern United States). Dr. Mathew also performed the first left atrial appendage closure procedure in West Florida and has performed the most in the southeastern United States.
Dr. Antonio Moretta performs implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, as well as EP studies and ablations. He has a special interest in HIS bundle pacemakers and defibrillators. This is a new and innovative system where Dr. Moretta recircuits the patient’s natural electrical system instead of pacing abnormal heart muscle avoiding certain types of heart failure that is caused by the typical pacemaker.
Using cutting-edge imaging techniques such as intracardiac ultrasound, Dr. Moretta also performs his EP studies and ablations with no fluoroscopy. This means that the procedure is performed without any radiation. Medical testing is the number one source of radiation to patients and radiation exposure is cumulative, meaning that the more you are exposed, the higher the risk of ill-effects (such as certain types of cancer) no matter how long ago your last exposure may have been.
Dr. Mathew and Dr. Moretta are on staff at the following West Florida Hospitals: