Arrhythmia Treatment

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Heart experts at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) provide the full spectrum of arrhythmia treatments, including:

  • Medication management
  • Pacemaker placement
  • Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
  • Ablation

2,600 Procedures Per Year

When you or your loved one have a heart rhythm abnormality, our Electrophysiology (EP) Lab is equipped to meet your needs. This dedicated laboratory offers the technology and equipment to diagnose, treat, and correct arrhythmias of the heart.

We perform thousands of procedures each year, giving us the experience we need to treat and correct your heart condition. No matter the type or complexity of your arrhythmia, experience is on your side at NHRMC.

Electrophysiology Treatments for Heart Arrhythmias

Electrophysiology treatments are medications and devices used to correct heart rhythm abnormalities. We provide a full spectrum of treatment options to help stabilize your heartbeat, including:

Implantable Pacemakers

A device called a pacemaker is placed under the skin of your chest to correct infrequent or absent electrical impulses and help your heart maintain its rhythm.

Cardiac Defibrillators

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

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.