The Wake Forest Baptist Approach to Arrhythmias
The Heart Center has a large multidisciplinary team to manage patients with intractable or medically unresponsive atrial or ventricular arrhythmias, abnormalities in the "electrical" conducting systems that regulate cardiac rate and rhythm.
With up-to-date procedures and equipment, we specialize in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and arrhythmia-related problems, including tachycardias, bradycardias, syncope, cardiac arrest, and disorders associated with high risk of sudden death.
We offer the latest technology and procedures to help patients with rhythm disturbances including:
- Catheter Ablation - the removal of tissue with electrical current delivered via electrodes positioned at the distal end of a catheter, typically used to treat various tachyarrhythmias.
- Electrophysiology and other diagnostic studies - studies used to locate regions where abnormal cardiac electrical signals are formed.
- Implantable defibrillators - devices used to continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart and automatically detect and terminate ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
- Pacemakers- devices designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, the contraction of the heart muscles to help it pump properly.
- Radiofrequency Ablation - procedure used to treat some types of rapid heart beating, especially supraventricular tachyarrhythmias which involve rapid, uncoordinated heartbeats starting in the heart's upper chambers or middle region.