Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart rhythm disorders are the result of electrical problems of the heart.

At UVA, we're pioneering innovative treatments to manage these disorders, also called arrhythmias.

Our heart rhythm program is a tertiary referral center, which means we provide specialized care and perform complex procedures not offered at other facilities in our area.


Heart Rhythm Disorders

Our Heart Rhythm Center has pioneered many innovative treatments and advances in the management of heart rhythm disorders like arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.
Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart rhythm disorders are the result of electrical problems of the heart.

At UVA, we're pioneering innovative treatments to manage these disorders, also called arrhythmias.

Our heart rhythm program is a tertiary referral center, which means we provide specialized care and perform complex procedures not offered at other facilities in our area.


Heart Rhythm Pioneers in Virginia

Heart Rhythm Treatment

UVA's arrhythmia service was the first of its kind in Virginia.

Our experience treating tens of thousands of patients, our access to clinical trials as part of a research center and our use of state-of-the-art equipment helps us deliver the best possible care and treatment options to our patients.

We provide the following treatment options. 

Ablation

  • UVA is a leader in afib ablations with very little or no use of fluoroscopy, which reduces your exposure to radiation. We can treat heart rhythm disorders with both surgical and non-surgical ablations.

    Heart Devices

    Your heart rhythm treatment may include pacemakers or defibrillators. We can treat sudden cardiac arrest with an innovative subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) that's placed under the skin and doesn't use wires that touch the heart. 

    Learn more about heart devices that treat afib and other heart rhythm conditions

    Heart Rhythm Research 

    We’re a research center that’s developed MRI protocols for patients with ICDs. One of these protocols includes device programming to minimize shocks.

    UVA is also one of only a few centers in the country to participate in a study that uses a robotic arm for afib catheter ablation.

A Patient's Story
Helen Trimm

An ICD Saved Helen's Life

Helen Trimm was lucky to live through her experience with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a condition in which a person collapses, stops breathing and has no pulse.

Trimm’s chances of surviving another SCA jumped to 97 percent thanks to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) installed at UVA.

Find out more about Trimm’s story.

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