If your arrhythmia is not controlled by medication, and depending on its type and severity, your doctor might recommend a procedure for treating your rhythm disorder.
Rely on your Englewood Health’s team of cardiac electrophysiology specialists who have special expertise in diagnosing and treating heart arrhythmias.
Our center includes two cardiac electrophysiology suites for catheter-based treatments, designed exclusively for performing interventional procedures to treat heart rhythm disorders.
Atrial Fibrillation Specialists
Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib), the most common type of arrhythmia, is a rapid, irregular heartbeat. It occurs when electrical impulses cause the upper chambers in your heart to quiver or contract quickly.
If you have AFib, trust Englewood Health Physicians to provide education, answer questions, and create a care plan that lessens symptoms and lowers your risk of complications like stroke.
We are experts in implantation of the Watchman™ device for AFib. In fact Englewood Hospital was the first in northern New Jersey to implant this device in an AFib patient.
Heart Rhythm Procedures
Cardiac electrophysiologists (EPs) have advanced training to diagnose and treat heart rhythm conditions. Your EP may recommend:
- Electrical cardioversion to safely use an electrical shock to restore the heart’s rhythm to a normal beat, especially if your symptoms are severe and immediate treatment is needed to restore a normal heart rhythm
- Catheter ablation for AFib —including radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoballoon ablation — to eliminate a small area of heart tissue that causes the abnormal rhythm
- Pacemaker, implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), or subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) is implanted to regulate heart rhythm
- Watchman device implantation for AFib
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for heart failure, in which a pacemaker is implanted into the chest with lead wires to the heart’s ventricles to make the heart beat more efficiently