Heart rhythm / arrhythmia
What is arrhythmia?
An arrhythmia is frequently first diagnosed due to a heart rate that is either too fast or too slow.
An abnormality in your heart’s electrical system can cause arrhythmia. You can be born with abnormal heart rhythm or you can develop it later in life.
Arrhythmia conditions can include:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Atrial flutter
- Supraventricular tachycardia
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Heart block
- Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome
- Long and short QT syndrome
- Brugada syndrome
Services for arrhythmia
Using the latest technology, Legacy's expert staff provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for both fast and slow heart rhythm problems. Our advanced electrophysiology labs provide evaluation and treatment.
Our specialized staff includes a team of electrophysiologists (cardiologists trained specifically to care for heart rhythm patients), arrhythmia clinical nurse specialists and electrophysiology technologists. Legacy also offers heart rhythm services for children.
We specialize in the following heart rhythm services:
- Evaluation and diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias
- Medical management of cardiac arrhythmias with antiarrhythmic therapy
- Advanced mapping and catheter ablation for atrial and ventricular cardiac arrhythmias
- Electrophysiology studies (EPS)
- Implantation of cardiac devices including pacemakers, defibrillators
- Device clinic in office checking pacemakers and defibrillators as well as remote monitoring
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
- Implantable loop recorders
- Lead removal/extraction
- Surgical Maze procedure
- Tilt table testing