Institute for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Your beating heart
You may hardly notice the beating of your heart until it starts to feel as though it is beating too fast, too slow, fluttering or even skipping beats.
All of these symptoms, as well as dizziness, fatigue, fainting, shortness of breath and chest pain or discomfort, can be a sign that you have an abnormal or irregular heart rhythm, known as arrhythmia.
Your dedicated healthcare team at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital’s Institute for Cardiac Arrhythmias can provide you with a diagnosis, advanced treatment options, on-going resources and personalized follow-up care. We will empower you with information about your disorder so that together, we can lower your risk of stroke, blood clots and heart failure and improve not only your long-term health but also your day-to-day life.
If you’re at risk, we can help
If you have a history of heart attacks or heart surgery or a family history of arrhythmia, you have a higher risk of developing an irregular or abnormal heartbeat yourself. If you suffer from a structural heart disease or disorder, such as congestive heart failure, heart valve disorders or congenital heart disease, you may also be at a higher risk.
Our Institute for Cardiac Arrhythmias team specializes in electrophysiology, the study of the heart’s electrical system. We can perform a variety of diagnostic stress tests and electrocardiograms to check your heart’s strength or identify problems with its electrical activity.
Embracing your health and your heart
Once you have a diagnosis, your team of skilled physicians and staff will help you determine your next steps, which may include technologically advanced treatment options including cardioversions, radiofrequency ablation, 3-D mapping, pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, and Watchman implants, which can prevent blood clots and reduce your risk of stroke.
Most importantly, while you are undergoing diagnostic testing and treatment at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, you will be comfortable in your own private room under the care of your experienced and compassionate physicians and healthcare professionals.