Natural electrical impulses in the body cause contractions in the heart — or heart beats — to keep your blood flowing. In some people, that heart rhythm can get out of sync causing a myriad of symptoms from dizziness and fainting to blood clots and strokes.
Our physicians are experts at diagnosing heart rhythm disorders and often collaborate with our heart failure specialists, cardiovascular surgeons and others to identify the most appropriate treatment for your specific concern. Because arrhythmias can be inconsistent and unpredictable, treatment for arrhythmia disorders is often complex — requiring a combination of drugs and interventions — and different for each patient.
Some of the heart rhythm conditions we treat include:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Bradyarrhythmia (slow heart rate)
- Heart failure (cardiac resynchronization devices)
- Supraventricular tachycardia
- Ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation
- Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
Treatment Individualized to Your Needs
Our electrophysiologists were among the first in the state to begin using cardiac mapping for more accurate diagnosis and successful treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias. The system generates a 3D map of the heart’s electrical function that helps physicians more precisely target the areas that need to be ablated.
Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive technique used to eliminate the abnormal heart tissue responsible for an arrhythmia. Using advanced imaging and a tiny incision, a catheter is threaded through blood vessels to the heart to deliver ablation energy to eliminate the heart tissue responsible for the arrhythmia.
We have vast experience implanting and managing cardiac devices. Access to a wide array of cardiac pacemakers, biventricular pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and arrhythmia monitoring devices allows us to provide the right treatment for your specific condition. After you receive your device, we provide regular monitoring and evaluation in our outpatient device clinics to ensure the device is functioning optimally.
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Clinic
At the OhioHealth Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, located in the OhioHealth Advanced Heart and Vascular Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital, our providers are experts at identifying and correcting heart rhythm disorders. These include atrial fibrillation, and caring for patients experiencing acute episodes of AFib that request immediate evaluation or support. We will find the best treatment for your needs, and give you the continuing support you need to live a healthier life. Call us today and see if we can help manage your AFib: (614) 788.AFIB (2342).
Our other services include:
- Comprehensive diagnostic electrical studies
- Non-invasive cardioversion procedures and tilt-table tests
- Left atrial appendage closure as an alternative to anticoagulant therapy
We also give our patients early and convenient access to many advanced arrhythmia treatments by participating in numerous clinical trials.