AFib and Arrhythmia Care
Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is the most common type of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). Having AFib can increase your risk of heart failure, stroke and other serious conditions.
The heart specialists at NHRMC can help evaluate your symptoms and discuss treatments to help protect your health.
Advanced Treatment for Arrhythmia
From monitoring to surgery, NHRMC offers a variety of treatments for arrhythmia to address your individual needs.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe medication to help manage your heart rate or reduce your risk of blood clots or stroke.
A pacemaker is a device that delivers a small electrical charge to regulate your heart rate when it beats too quickly or too slowly. Pacemaker implantation is usually a minor surgical procedure, with a short hospital stay or none at all.
Cardiac defibrillators are small electronic devices placed inside your chest to monitor your heart rhythm and prevent cardiac arrest due to tachycardia (abnormally fast heart rhythms).
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy uses small electronic devices placed under the skin of your chest to help the left and right sides of your heart beat in unison.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency (heat) energy transmitted through wires or catheters to correct heart rhythm disturbances.
Cryoablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses cold transmitted through a catheter to correct disturbances in the heart rhythm.
For patients who have bleeding or other complications from blood-thinning medications, a device called WATCHMAN® may be recommended. This device is placed through a minimally-invasive procedure and is intended to reduce the risk of AFib-related stroke by closing the left atrial appendage.