Cardiac Arrhythmia

UAB Medicine cardiac electrophysiology physicians treat various cardiac arrhythmias, which affect more than 14 million Americans. We have vast experience treating basic arrhythmias – atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT), Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, and atrial flutter – as well as more complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and arrhythmias that can develop after cardiac surgery.

Ongoing research and clinical trials at UAB Medicine are contributing to the development of new therapies that can increase survival rates and lead to a better quality of life for patients. Cardiologists in the group lead clinical studies as national primary investigators and have participated in numerous other clinical trials to study the effectiveness of promising new treatment methods, so UAB Medicine cardiac patients receive the most innovative, up-to-date care available.

UAB Medicine cardiac electrophysiology physicians perform hundreds of procedures each year and are among the most experienced in the nation in diagnosing and treating all types of arrhythmias. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient and to the type of arrhythmia but can include medication, cardioversion, catheter ablation, pacemakers and/or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).

Evaluation begins with a consultation and, if indicated, a cardiac electrophysiology study may be ordered to assess the problem. Electrophysiology procedures are performed in the UAB Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. The 55,000-square-foot center features the newest technology available, including dedicated electrophysiology procedure suites.

Services Available

Our range of services encompasses the following treatments and conditions:
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Epicardial ventricular tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Biventricular pacing
  • Management of high defibrillation threshold (subcutaneous azygos coil)
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • ICD implantation
  • Device and lead extraction

How to Refer

To refer a patient, please call UAB MIST (Medical Information Service via Telephone) at 1.800.UAB.MIST (800.822.6478).

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