Heart arrhythmia and heart rhythm disorders cause everything from fatigue and weakness to heart attack and heart failure. Our heart care team offers a range of treatments from medication to implantable devices to return your heart to a normal rhythm.
Types of heart rhythm disorders
Whether your heart is beating too quickly, too slowly or irregularly, turn to us to get it back on beat. Conditions we treat include:
- Slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
- Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Irregular heartbeats
- Atrial fibrillation (Afib)
Afib, or atrial fibrillation, is a specific kind of abnormal heartbeat, typically manifesting as a fast heart rate. This increase in heart rate is because the four chambers of the heart do not work together to contract. Afib increases your risk for stroke and heart disease.
How we treat heart arrhythmia
If your heart rhythm condition can be treated with lifestyle changes, we can help you make those changes. For everything else, from implantable devices to surgery, our heart care team will develop treatment customized plan based on your condition, health and lifestyle.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Cardioversion – Electrical shock administered to normalize irregular rhythms.
- Catheter ablation – Using radio waves (radiofrequency) or cryoablation (excessive cold), a thin tube inserted through the groin or arm is used to destroy the heart tissue that causes Afib.
- Heart surgery
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) – A small electronic device, including pacemakers, implanted under the skin, near the collarbone, that helps monitor and correct irregular heart rhythm.
- Miniature pacemakers – A type of ICD that is implanted directly in the heart, has no electric leads and is used to assist slow arrhythmias