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Heart Rhythm Center

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Heart Rhythm Center

Abnormal Heart Rhythms are referred to as arrhythmia, this interferes with the normal functioning of the heart muscle and circulation of blood throughout the body.  Stroobants Cardiovascular Center has award winning and board certified cardiologists that specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of heart arrhythmias.  Call Stroobants Cardiovascular Center today if you are interested in making an appointment to speak with one of our specialized cardiologist regarding diagnosis or treatments options for arrhythmia.

There are several different types of abnormal heart rhythms, including:

- Atrial fibrillation: an irregular and fast heartbeat
- Tachycardia: a fast heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute
- Bradycardia: a slow heart rate of less 60 beats per minute
- Supraventricular arrhythmias: abnormal heart rhythm beginning in the upper heart chambers
- Ventricular arrhythmias: abnormal heart rhythm beginning in the lower heart chambers
- Brady arrhythmias: slower heart rate caused by a certain type of heart disease

Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) can be described as a flutter, a quiver or a racing heart. No matter the description, A-Fib is an irregular and generally rapid heartbeat that affects nearly three million Americans. The serious condition can weaken the heart and lead to a stroke. Providers often detect A-fib by listening to the heart during a routine physical

The heart rhythm specialists at Stroobants Cardiovascular Center utilize the most advanced technology to treat abnormal heart rhythms providing you personalized, comprehensive care.

Symptoms of A-Fib:

- Noticeably fast heart beat
- Chest discomfort
- Irregular heart rate
- Increased urination
- Dizziness
- Fatigue
- Signs of a stroke (face dropping, arm weakness, speech difficulty)

*The duration of symptoms can vary and some with A-Fib may never experience any warnings. 

Treatment options

- Cardiac ablation for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia
- Medications can be prescribed by specialists to control some arrhythmias
- Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation
- Ongoing device management provided by specially trained registered nurses and advanced care professionals with extensive experience in device care
- Complex lead and device extraction
- Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD), the first heart defibrillator implanted under the skin instead of being directly connected into the heart