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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
  • Medications
  • Pacemakers
  • Ablation

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 condition.

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.

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