Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Recognized leader in electrophysiology

Loyola serves as a major regional and national referral center for the treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders, offering treatment options often unavailable elsewhere.  Our skilled team of leading electrophysiologists, advanced practice nurses, technical staff, imaging experts and other professionals provides an integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of rhythm disturbances and their associated underlying conditions.  Loyola’s heart rhythm specialists are frequently at the forefront of new technology innovations for the treatment of patients, including magnetically guided catheter ablation, cryoablation and clinical trials.

What are heart rhythm disorders?

Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) are caused by irregular electrical impulses that create a disturbance in heart contractions, leading to inefficient pumping of blood to the body.  In general, a normal resting heart rate when inactive or during sleep ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Although there are several types of arrhythmias, they may be classified into four main categories:

  • Ventricular arrhythmias, which begin in the heart's lower chambers (ventricles).
  • Supraventricular arrhythmias, which begin above the ventricles, in the atria, or in the atrioventricular node.
  • Bradyarrhythmias, which are slow heart rhythms caused by the slow generation of electrical impulses or the blocking of impulse propagation. These typically lead to heart rhythms slower than 60 beats per minute.
  • Tachycardias, which are rapid heart rhythms that exceed normal resting heart rate, typically more than 100 beats per minute.

Treatments for heart rhythm disorders that we provide include medication management, cardioversion, catheter ablation and the implantation of a cardiac defibrillator or pacemaker.

The Loyola difference

U.S. News top 18 rankingLoyola is a nationally recognized leader in cardiac care. U.S. News & World Report ranked us 20th in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery in 2013, making this our 11th straight year in the top 50.

Learn more about our performance outcomes.

Call (708) 216-9449 to speak with a heart rhythm disorder representative.

 

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Alexander Green
Alexander Green
M.D.
Cardiology
Arrhythmia, Defibrillator Devices
Mark Rabbat
Mark Rabbat
M.D.
Cardiology
Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol, Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Ch...
Peter Santucci
Peter Santucci
M.D., FACC, FAHA
Cardiology
Ablations for Arrhythmias, Pacemaker Devices, Arrhythmia, Defibrillator Devices, Ablation Catheter Applications for...
Smit Vasaiwala
Smit Vasaiwala
M.D.
Cardiology
Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex Arrhythmias, Defibrillator Devices
David J. Wilber
David J. Wilber
M.D., FAHA, FACC
Cardiology
Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, Alternatives to Anticoagulation for AF, He...
Jeffrey Winterfield
Jeffrey Winterfield
M.D.
Cardiology
Implantation of Pacemakers and Defibrillators, Genetic basis of heart rhythm disorders, Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex...
Frank Zimmerman
M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

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