Patients come to a cardiologist one of two ways—through a referral from a primary care provider or on their own. Either way, an appointment with a cardiologist is indicated should any of the tests or problems listed below present themselves.
Electrophysiology (EP) is the study and treatment of the electrical system of the heart and impulses that cause the heart to beat. It is used to diagnose abnormalities such as irregular heartbeat and correct abnormal heart rhythms. One treatment option is medication. Sometimes, patients undergo a cardiac catheter ablation, a procedure to treat heart arrhythmias while others have a pacemaker installed to treat slow and fast heartbeats.
Over forty years ago, Dr. Saroj Tampira followed his heart and embarked upon a career journey that finally led him to the Village Heart and Vein Center. His arrival completed the vision of the Center founder Dr. Georg Couturier to provide total care for patients with heart and/or vascular diseases. Dr. Tampira’s journey literally began with a medical degree earned at Madihol University—the number one university in Thailand. Internship and residency at the University of Louisville Hospital followed.