Nada Memon, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist, which means she is an expert in the complex electrical system of the heart. Dr. Memon focuses on cardiac rhythm disturbances and their management. In addition to implanting devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization devices, she is bringing some new procedures to West Alabama, including simple and complex ablations. She performs ablations of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardias (SVT), premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), and ventricular tachycardia (VT).
After graduating from Tuscaloosa's Central High School, the University of Alabama, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Dr. Memon completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship in St. Louis and Dallas, respectively. She then went on to specialty training in cardiac electrophysiology at Washington University in St. Louis. She comes to Tuscaloosa from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she treated numerous patients with complex rhythm disorders.
Dr. Memon is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. She served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Program Director of the Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowships at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She also served as Director of Electrophysiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently on the faculty at the University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and serves as Director of Electrophysiology at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Nada Memon, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S.
John Gray, a sheet rock contractor in Tuscaloosa, had a heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation. He needed an ablation but was afraid to have the procedure. John says he had confidence in Dr. Memon the moment he met her. “She’s a hometown girl. She is great! She is great for Tuscaloosa! Her staff is great! The folks [in the Electrophysiology Lab] were great!”
He says he is pleased he didn't have to go out of town for his procedure. “Previously, you had to go to Birmingham to have it done,” he says. “There is so much stress and hassle going out of town. There is no need to go to Birmingham. We have everything here.”
Dr. Memon performed an atrial fibrillation ablation on John at DCH Regional Medical Center’s Electrophysiology Lab in August 2014.
“The procedure was easy,” John says. “I went into DCH in the morning and went home the next day. If I knew it was this easy I would have done it years ago.”
Electrophysiology uses advanced technology to detect, diagnose, and treat arrhythmias like John’s.
Common symptoms of heart rhythm problems may include:
Slow or fast heartbeats (palpitations)
Shortness of breath
Skipping beats – changes in the pattern of the pulse
If you or someone you love has the symptoms listed above, contact Cardiac Electrophysiology of Alabama at 205-759-6921 for an evaluation. No referral is necessary.