Heart Rhythm Disorder (Arrhythmias) Treatments
UW Health's Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care program strives to obtain the best possible outcomes in a broad range of potentially disabling or even lethal heart arrhythmias.
Offering inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment, UW Health Heart and Vascular Care electrophysiologists carefully define each patient's arrhythmic problem, selecting the most appropriate treatment from a broad list of options.
Electrophysiology procedures are performed in a dedicated electrophysiology laboratory. A full range of heart tests and treatments are offered in our electrophysiology program, including:
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Electrophysiology (EP) Studies
- Implantable loop recorder
- Tilt table testing
Treatments, Therapies and Devices
- Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) for treating ventricular tachyarrhythmias (heartbeats that are too fast)
- Lariat Left Atrial Appendage Closure
- Laser Lead Extraction
- Pacemakers for treating bradyarrhythmias (heartbeats that are too slow)
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Heart Arrhythmia Research
UW Health's electrophysiology program actively participates in researching new devices, new lead systems or new indications for the use of ICDs and pacemakers.