Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology

Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology - GVM International

Electrophysiology is a specialisation within Interventional Cardiology that studies, diagnoses and treats arrhythmias, i.e. electric defects to the heart's conduction system, and heart failure, i.e. situations in which the heart is unable to contract and pump blood correctly. Anomalous heartbeats are evaluated on the basis of their aetiology and their repercussions on the patient's health, and are addressed using targeted treatments.

GVM Care & Research is on the cutting edge for the treatment of atrial fibrillation by means of non-flouroscopic electroanatomical mapping systems and cryoenergy (Cryoablation). The Group is also an international gold standard for pacemakers and defibrillators for the prevention of sudden death and for the implantation of miniaturised pacemakers (MICRA – TPS). The Group serves as an international training centre for the latter technique.

Finally radiofrequency transcatheter ablation is used to treat all cardiac arrhythmias, especially, nodal reentrant tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), Atrial Tachycardia, Atrial Flutter, Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia, Postinfarction Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Tachycardia in congenital arrhythmogenic syndromes (right ventricular dysplasia, Brugada Syndrome).

The remote monitoring system is particularly significant: a veritable virtual clinic dedicated to persons implanted with a cardiac device (pacemaker or defibrillator), which represents the new frontier in home care. The constant monitoring of the heart is based on the automatic transmission of data from the implanted device to the hospital's computer by means of an ordinary phone line. Controls are only triggered when the therapy needs to be improved or in situations where a new clinical condition arises and the treatment being administered needs to be monitored.

Multi-disciplinary medical team

Besides benefiting from cutting-edge technology, GVM patients also benefit from multi-disciplinary medical teams made up of different specialists, who are able to address even the most complex cases, relying on next-generation instruments as well as arrhythmia rooms, with stereotaxis and cardiac navigation, and rooms equipped for cryotherapy. This way each patient receives the best treatment for the given pathology, with the lowest risk and highest percentage of success possible.

Targeted diagnostics to catch every type of problem

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Dynamic ECG (Holter): monitoring the electric activity of the heart over a more extended time period (up to a maximum of 7 days with cutting edge sensors).
  • Telecardiology: reporting and long-distance transmission of an ECG, remote consultations for cardiology and remote monitoring of patients who suffer from arrhythmias or chronic heart failure.
  • Stress ECG (exercise test)
  • Echocardiography
  • Tilt Test: studies mechanisms that may cause syncope or lipothymia.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Endocavitary electrophysiology study


  • Transcatheter ablation both with fluoroscopic and non-fluoroscopic technique using electroanatomical 3D mapping systems (Carto and Rythmia - Surgical ablation)
  • External electrical cardioversion
  • Cryoablation
  • Miniaturized pacemaker implantation - Micra TPS
  • Conventional pacemaker implantation
  • TYRX System (for pacemakers) antibacterial envelope
  • Biventricular stimulation for the treatment of heart failure
  • Subcutaneous cardiac defibrillator
  • MRI compatible implantable biventricular defibrillator
  • Pharmacological treatment
Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology - GVM International
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Iacopino Saverio

Iacopino Saverio

Mascagni Roberto

Mascagni Roberto

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