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 using the lariat device in West Florida. Dr. Mathew performs the WATCHMAN procedure and is the only physician in SW Florida to utilize ICE intracardiac ultrasound eliminating the risk of general anesthesia. He is also the first physician in SW Florida to utilize left bundle branch pacing during pacemaker implant ensuring better clinical outcomes to tradition pacemaker placement.
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. Malik is an expert in the treatment of atrial fibrillation utilizing cryoablation a proven treatment in addition to radiofrequency to treat afib Additionally dr malik performs device lead extraction procedure for patients whose device leads have malfunctioned and has extensive research experience with radiofrequency ablation technologies.