Dr. Erik Sirulnik
Dr. Erik Sirulnick, FACC
To diagnose a heart arrhythmia, your doctor will review your symptoms and your medical history and conduct a physical examination. Your doctor may ask about — or test for — conditions that may trigger your arrhythmia, such as heart disease or a problem with your thyroid gland. Your doctor may also perform heart-monitoring tests specific to arrhythmias.
A pacemaker is a small device that’s placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.
Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs). Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.
Learn what Catheter Ablation is and why it may be necessary
WATCHMAN offers an alternative to the lifelong use of warfarin for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also known as non-valvular AFib).
This permanent heart implant effectively reduces the risk of stroke—without the risk of bleeding that can come with the long-term use of warfarin (the most common blood thinner). What’s more, WATCHMAN can eliminate the regular blood tests and food-and-drink restrictions that come with warfarin. (Warfarin is also known as Coumadin®.)
Often referred to as simple Echo, this procedure helps to identify structural defects and test heart function
Dr. Sirulnick received his MD Degree with Honors from Brown University in Rhode Island in 1997. He went on to complete his Internship and Internal Medicine Residency Training at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He then performed his fellowship training in both Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Stanford University Medical Center in California. While at Stanford, he received the prestigious AHA Western States Affiliate Research Grant to perform his research.
Dr. Sirulnick has authored several publications in both academic medical journals and medical textbooks. With a long history of high quality care in Nevada, we are happy to announce that Dr. Sirulnick joined Nevada Cardiology Associates in January 2020. He continues to employ some of the most advanced technology available to visualize and map the heart during treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
Dr. Sirulnick can converse in Spanish and is currently studying Japanese.