Foothills Hospital hosts one of Colorado’s most sophisticated EP
labs for diagnosing and treating heartbeat irregularities. Equipped with
an all-digital biplane cardiac imaging system and a three-dimensional
cardiac mapping system, our lab is staffed by experienced electrophysiologists,
Dr. Sameer Oza and
Dr. Sam Aznaurov, nurses and technicians who work together performs all studies and procedures.
Through a combined surgical and catheter-based procedure, we are continually
adding innovative, minimally invasive treatment options for our patients,
including those with longstanding, persistent atrial fibrillation (AFib).
These examinations help our EP physicians diagnose heartbeat irregularities
like arrhythmia and AFib.
Catheter ablation is a procedure used to selectively destroy heart tissue
that is causing a heart rhythm problem. A thin tube called a catheter
is inserted into a vein, typically in the groin or neck, and then threaded
through the vein and into the heart. Radiofrequency ablations use electricity
to destroy the tissue, while cryoablation procedures freeze the tissue.
- Implantation of devices like pacemakers and defibrillators
A pacemaker uses electrical pulses to help control abnormal heart rhythms.
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) will deliver an electric
shock to restore a normal heartbeat if your heart is beating chaotically
or too fast. Many ICDs also act as a pacemaker and can record rhythms
for monitoring by your doctor.
NEW! Boulder County's only provider implanting the world's smallest pacemaker
At one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker—the size of a large
vitamin capsule—the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS)
provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology available.
While traditional pacemakers are implanted through an incision near the
collar bone, this tiny device is introduced in a minimally invasive procedure
through the femoral artery near the groin. Generally suitable for patients
over age 50, this device offers certain advantages over traditional pacemakers
including fewer complications or infections and less scarring. Learn more
To schedule a consultation, call 303-442-2395.
You can also fill out the form below or email
BHfrontoffice@bch.org to schedule a consultation with Sameer Oza, MD, or Sam Aznaurov, MD.