Turn to an Adventist HealthCare cardiologist to diagnose and treat your arrhythmia.
What’s an Arrhythmia?
An arrhythmia affects the rhythm of your heartbeat. If you have an arrhythmia, your heart may beat too fast, too slow or with an irregular rhythm. Common types include atrial fibrillation (Afib), atrial flutter and tachycardia.
Signs of a Heart Rhythm Disorder
Sometimes, arrhythmias don’t cause symptoms. But you may experience:
- Chest discomfort
- Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
- Fast heartbeat
- Fatigue or weakness
- Feeling like your heart skips a beat
- Heart attack
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
Count on our experts for diagnostic tests to determine the type of arrhythmia and your best treatment options.
Electrophysiology (EP) Labs
Electrophysiology (EP) is the study of the heart’s electrical system, which controls your heart rate. At Adventist HealthCare, you’ll find specialized care from doctors who do thousands of EP diagnostic procedures each year.
Your Treatment Plan
Depending on your symptoms and condition, you may benefit from:
Rely on our electrophysiologists for treatments like:
- Ablation – Uses high-frequency energy to block abnormal electrical activity and prevent symptoms from reoccurring
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) – Places electrodes in the heart to help the lower chambers of the heart beat together and pump blood
- Cardioversion therapy – Sends electrical signals to the heart through electrodes on the chest to restore normal rhythm in the heart
- Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation – Surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation that doesn’t respond to nonsurgical treatment
- Surgery to place an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker – Inserts a small medical device into the body to regulate the heart’s rhythm