Abnormal Heart Rhythms
|Our new EP lab for arrhythmia treatment.|
Cardiac arrhythmias change the normal rhythm of the heart. Arrhythmias may be a sign of heart disease and can lead to other cardiac symptoms.
Arrhythmia Treatment in Washington, D.C.: New State-of-the-Art Facilities
Arrhythmias may also occur in completely normal, healthy hearts. In some cases, arrhythmias can be life threatening. It is important to have any suspected arrhythmia evaluated by an experienced cardiologist with special expertise in heart rhythm management. See more about cardiac arrhythmias, including symptoms and treatments.
Cardiologists who diagnose and treat patients with cardiac arrhythmias are known as cardiac electrophysiologists (or cardiac EPs). Meet our electrophysiologists.
At MedStar Heart Institute, we treat more patients than any other center in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Our sophisticated electrophysiology lab is a new, state-of-the-art, eight laboratory facility that offers the latest in high technology fluoroscopy and advanced heart mapping equipment. We regularly participate in clinical trials and are one of the first institutions in the nation to offer leadless defibrillators for the treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias.
Our doctors perform more than 4,500 procedures annually, using advanced diagnostic tools. These procedures include:
- Approximately 1,500 electrophysiology studies
- Approximately 500 ablations
- More than 1,000 pacemaker and defibrillator implantations
- More than 500 additional procedures, including tilt table tests, cardioversions, and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Care
Only a few centers in the world concentrate such resources and expertise in one place, giving our physicians an enormous advantage in treating high-risk as well as routine cardiac rhythm conditions. In addition, our experienced and technically capable team of nurses and technologists provides the comfort and confidence that are the essential elements of advanced care. Learn more about the Center for Complex Arrhythmias, a specialized center specifically for arrhythmias that are challenging to treat.
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