We Help Get Your Heart Beating Normally Again
Every beat of your heart delivers vital oxygen and nutrients to your body. If your heartbeats are irregular, too fast, or too slow, you could be at higher risk for stroke and cardiac arrest. The skilled clinicians at Virtua Health’s electrophysiology labs can get you back to the normal rhythm of your life.
We offer the full range of cardiac rhythm management with diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, utilizing the most advanced equipment and techniques. Virtua heart rhythm specialists actively participate in research projects, evaluating new technologies for the care of patients with abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure.
Our team diagnoses and treats abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), including palpitations, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, and bradycardia. Treatments include:
- Diagnostic cardiac electrophysiology studies
- Insertable loop recorder (long-term heart monitor) implantation
- Pacemaker implantation
- Micra™ leadless pacemaker transcatheter pacing system
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacing)
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation
- Pacemaker and ICD lead removal (extraction)
- Electrical cardioversion
- Cardiac ablation
- Hybrid ablation for long-standing persistent and refractory atrial fibrillation
- Watchman™ left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prevention
- Tilt table testing
Some cardiac arrhythmias may require surgery, so working with the Virtua cardiac surgery team, we offer:
- The Maze procedure: For people with atrial fibrillation, this procedure can help to restore the heart's normal rhythm. It involves a series of small, fine incisions into the two smaller chambers of the heart (the atria) to create scar tissue that blocks faulty electrical signals. Surgeons can sometimes use a special catheter that delivers various types of energy (often radiofrequency energy) to create these scars.
- Cryoablation: Used to help patients with tachycardia, this freezing of cells can destroy poorly functioning heart tissue, stopping it from contributing to an irregular heart beat.
- Minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted heart surgery: These options are used to repair valves or artery blockages that might be contributing to someone's heart rhythm problem.