Cardiac electrophysiology

Expert diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias

You don't have to live
with an arrhythmia

Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmia, may be completely harmless. Or they can be life-threatening.

Some arrhythmias are so brief that the overall heart rate or rhythm isn’t greatly affected. But if arrhythmias last longer, they may cause the heart rate to be too slow or too fast, or the heart rhythm to be erratic—so the heart pumps less effectively.

Your heart has an electrical system that makes it pump properly.

An arrhythmia occurs when

  • Your heart’s natural pacemaker isn’t working correctly.
  • The normal electrical conduction is interrupted.
  • Another part of your heart takes over as pacemaker.

Whatever your situation might be, we can help.

Doctor consulting with patient on cardiac electrophysiology page | UCHealthA fast heart rate (in adults, more than 100 beats per minute) is called tachycardia. A slow heart rate (less than 60 beats per minute) is referred to as bradycardia.

In addition to treating these common conditions, our cardiac specialists use leading-edge technology to treat any form of arrhythmia that may be holding you back:

Types of arrhythmia treated

  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib).
  • Atrial flutter (AFL).
  • Bradycardia, heart block and sick sinus syndrome (SSS).
  • Cardiac arrest due to arrhythmia.
  • Inherited arrhythmia syndromes.
  • Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs).
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
  • Tachycardia.
  • Ventricular fibrillation (VF).
  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT).
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome.

As a UCHealth patient, you are unique, and you deserve a treatment approach tailored to you.

Our customized treatments:

  • Ablation procedures
  • Arrhythmia management
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Lead extractions
  • Pacemakers
  • WATCHMAN™ device

WATCHMAN deviceThe WATCHMAN™ device is a permanent, one-time implant designed to keep harmful blood clots from entering your bloodstream and potentially causing a stroke.

You may be a candidate for WATCHMAN™ if:

  • You have atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also known as non-valvular AFib).
  • You are on blood-thinning medication or have been recommended by your doctor to take blood-thinning medication.
  • You are looking for an alternative to long-term blood thinners.

Team treatment to help you

Our cardiac specialists and other providers will collaborate to treat your unique case with a customized plan. If you think you have an arrhythmia, see us now for a proper diagnosis and treatment.