Find your rhythm — and feel better
If you have symptoms such as a racing heart, shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness, you might have a cardiac arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat caused by malfunctions in the heart’s electrical system. Atrial fibrillation (AFIB) is a type of arrhythmia. If left untreated, arrhythmia can increase your risk of stroke or heart failure.
Prisma Health electrophysiologists are cardiologists with additional training in the electrical system. They find the exact cause of your symptoms and provide a range of treatments, from medication to minimally invasive surgery. In fact, we have an entire center and medical practice dedicated exclusively to arrhythmia. Our goal is to restore your regular rhythm and get you back to your regular routine.
Atrial Fibrillation and Arrhythmia Center
Located in Prisma Health Heart Hospital in Columbia, our Atrial Fibrillation and Arrhythmia Center is the first of its kind in the state. Patients have every advanced test and procedure available to them under one roof. Our experienced electrophysiologists are dedicated to restoring a normal heart rhythm. To learn more, call 803-434-7808.
Carolina Cardiology Consultants – Upstate
Carolina Cardiology Consultants in Greenville is the only heart rhythm specialty group in the region offering a full-service approach to all heart rhythm disorders. The practice’s experienced electrophysiologists provide testing, risk factor modification and the latest treatments available.
The latest electrophysiology procedures
Cryoballoon ablation – This safe and effective procedure involves freezing some heart tissue to disable the electrical currents causing AFIB. Most patients eliminate or reduce symptoms and decrease their medication.
Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) – Micra®TPS provides patients with the most advanced pacemaker technology for slow heartbeats, but at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker and zero wires. The procedure is minimally invasive — Micra®TPS is implanted directly in the heart through a vein.
Watchman™ implant – Most patients with non-valvular AFIB face a lifetime of blood-thinning drugs to keep the condition from causing a stroke. The Watchman™implant is a safe, effective alternative. It closes off an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage to keep harmful blood clots from entering the bloodstream and causing a stroke.