Our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons also specialize in cardiac electrophysiology. This is the evaluation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, including pacemaker and defibrillator implant procedures.

Our experienced cardiac and electrophysiology specialists perform special tests to look for electrical activity in your heart. This allows us to locate heart arrhythmias and other abnormalities. One of the most common heart rhythm disorders is atrial fibrillation (Afib). This is caused by rapid and disordered electrical signals in your heart. Afib can result from patients with an existing heart condition and is the leading cause of stroke.

Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with Afib typically experience symptoms including:

  • Irregular or rapid pulse or heart beat
  • Racing feeling in the chest
  • Palpitations, or a pounding feeling in the chest
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
  • Sweating
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Difficulty exercising

Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Our expert cardiologists will determine the best treatment for your specific needs, which may include:

  • Medication
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Cardioversion
  • Ablation therapy
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable defibrillators