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Our Approach

Electrophysiology mapping is used to find the source of electrical problems within the heart. Electrophysiologists use advanced imaging and diagnostic catheter technology to create a 3-D "map" of electrical activity within the patient's heart. Once the source of an irregular heartbeat has been located it can be treated through ablation, ICD or medication.

Services Provided

  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
  • Atrial Flutter (Aflutter)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome/Accessory Pathways
  • Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation (VT/VF)
  • Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders (Long QT, Brugada, CPVT, HCM)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) & DC Cardioversion (DCCV)
  • Syncope (fainting/passing out)
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Pacemakers (PPMs)
  • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices (i.e. Watchman, Amulet, Lariat)
  • Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
  • Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM)

Some of the tools we use when assessing your condition include:

  • CHAD scoring - assesses stroke risk associated with arrhythmia
  • Echocardiogram - sound waves create a moving picture of the heart
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) - measures the electrical activity of the heart


Ablation is a therapeutic procedure performed via surgery or minimally invasive catheterization that destroys targeted heart tissue to block or eliminate irregular heartbeats.

Implantable Devices

Some arrhythmias require an implanted device to keep the heart beating in a healthy rhythm. At the Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, the types of devices we implant include:

  • Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) - attaches to the heart via leads, and, when necessary, delivers electrical shocks restoring normal heart rhythm
  • Pacemaker - placed under the skin in your chest or abdomen, it regulates a heartbeat that is too fast, too slow or irregular
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) – a special "biventricular" pacemaker which delivers electrical energy that causes the two unsynchronized ventricles to beat simultaneously again

Device implantation is often an outpatient procedure, although you may need to spend a night or two with us.

Our Location

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital -Tyler
703 South Fleishel
5th Floor
Tyler, Texas 75701


Our Team

Brenda Goings

Brenda Goings, NP

Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Electrophysiology

Bethany Hughes, FNP

Bethany Hughes, MSN, APRN FNP-C

Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Electrophysiology, Nurse Practitioner

Clint Lanford

Clint Lanford, FNP

Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Electrophysiology

Josslyn Morgan

Josslyn Morgan, AGACNP-BC

Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders)

Lacey Morris

Lacey Morris, FNP

Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Electrophysiology, Nurse Practitioner

Jill Roberts

Jill Roberts, ACNP

Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Electrophysiology

Dr. Joshua Rutland

Joshua Rutland, MD, MS

Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Cardiology, Electrophysiology

John Sims

John Sims, MD

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Electrophysiology

Stan Weiner

Stan Weiner, MD

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Rhythm Disorders), Electrophysiology