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If you are looking for personalized, cutting-edge treatment for abnormal heart rhythm problems (irregular heartbeat) close to your home in Montana, the International Heart Institute of Montana is the place to help you get your rhythm back and improve your lifestyle. The Electrophysiology Department of the IHI is proud to offer Montanans the very latest testing and treatments for a wide variety of heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, tachy-brady syndrome, long QT syndrome and syncope caused by an abnormal rhythm.

Collaborative, team-based care

Our team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of rhythm disturbances is the foundation of our success. We have specialized and certified physician assistants, nursing staff and lab technicians who directly assist our electrophysiology physicians in performing procedures and assessing patients both in the hospital and clinic settings. Our electrophysiology team offers comprehensive evaluations to develop the best treatment strategies not only in Missoula but also in Hamilton, Stevensville, Polson, Helena and Butte.

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW)
  • Heart block
  • Ventriclular tachycardia
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Tachy-brady syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Long Q-T syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
  • Pacemaker syndrome
  • Anti-arrhythmic medication management
  • Diagnostic electrophysiology studies
    • Syncope
    • Atrial arrhythmias
    • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Atrial flutter
    • Atrial tachycardia
    • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
    • Ventricular tachycardia
    • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)
    • AV Node Ablations
  • Lead extraction
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
    • Bi-ventricular pacemaker implantation
  • Automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillators (AICD)
  • Sub-cutaneous internal defibrillators
  • Pacemaker and ICD generator replacements
  • Direct Current Cardioversions (DCCV)
  • Tilt table test
  • Holter monitors
  • Loop recorders
  • Zio patch
  • 30-day continuous ambulatory telemetry
  • Genetic testing and risk stratification
  • Transcatheter pacing system (Micra TPS)
  • Antiarrhythmic medication (Dofetilide and Sotalol) loading in the inpatient setting

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Electrophysiology Program at the International Heart Institute

The International Heart Institute at St Patrick Hospital has the most comprehensive electrophysiology program in Montana, offering diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias. Watch as Michael Yerkey, MD, FACC, CCDS tells us more.