Heart Rhythm Disorders
Treating Arrhythmias & Irregular Heartbeats
Electrophysiology is the use of the electrical properties of the heart
in order to regulate or correct your heartbeat. Arrhythmias are sometimes
harmless and can occur in the healthiest heart—at the same time,
they can indicate an issue that could lead to heart failure, stroke, or
heart attack. Electrophysiology allows patients to restore a normal rhythm
to their heart with minimal surgery.
Arrhythmia treatments include:
- Controlled electric shock
Ablation: Minimally Invasive Treatment
Irregular heartbeats are caused when the electrical signals of the heart
are out of sync or not working correctly. 2.2 million Americans are currently
living with this issue. Ablation surgically removes the source of the
electrical abnormality of the heart, restoring a regular heartbeat. While
ablation once required open chest surgery, doctors can now offer the procedure
through minimally invasive means using wires and catheters inserted through
vessels in the leg.
Consult Your Physician About Treatment at Valley Health
Valley Health is a widely honored, highly decorated group of hospitals
in Virginia and West Virginia. We are nationally renowned for our heart
and vascular treatment, our care for heart attack patients, and our resources
for individuals living with heart failure. We are able to help our patients
live healthy, fulfilled lives while facing the reality of their heart
Winchester Medical Center's Electrophysiology (EP) Lab is among the
first in the country to receive accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation
Commission in Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Click here to read about this accreditation.
To receive treatment from our electrophysiological specialists, consult
your primary care physician. If you have any questions about treatment
at Valley Health, contact us online.