Focusing on individualized, patient-centered care, the electrophysiologists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano work closely with you and your physician to tailor a treatment approach that is right for you. An arrhythmia is a disturbance in the normal rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. This is caused by abnormalities in the heart's electrical system. Arrhythmias can range from annoying palpitations to life threatening sudden cardiac death risks. The Heart Hospital provides advanced arrhythmia diagnosis, treatment, and management approaches to fit your needs in advanced facilities with a five-star patient experience.
To learn more about all areas of our arrhythmia services, including genetics testing for inherited arrhythmias, see listing to the right of this page.
The specialists on our medical staff are highly skilled in the use of innovative techniques to help diagnose arrhythmias. Tests may include:
Once diagnosed, our team collaborates with you and your physician to develop an appropriate treatment approach. Although some arrhythmias can be managed by medication, others may require surgery. The electrophysiologists on the medical staff at The Heart Hospital are experienced at both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgeries use small incisions and precisely directed catheter-based tools to treat heart rhythm disorders. Guests usually benefit from these less invasive procedures through shorter recovery time, smaller incisions, and greater outcomes. Treatments for cardiac arrhythmias may include:
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano uses an innovative stereotaxis system that allows the specialists on our medical staff to perform complex ablation procedures by using magnets to guide catheters through the heart. This new Stereotaxis® technology is an advanced computer-controlled technology that helps electrophysiologists navigate to troubled heart tissue with robotic precision. The system uses magnets to steer catheters through areas of the heart into the most remote areas, uncovering hidden damage and problems to provide a comprehensive look at the heart's electrical anatomy.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Scott & White Health.