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Once diagnosed with an arrhythmia, 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 Baylor 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:

  • Medication
  • Cryoablation and Radiofrequency ablation
  • Device implantation
  • Maze procedure
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cardioversion

Photo of cardiovascular surgeonsThe Heart Hospital Baylor 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.

The specialists on our medical staff are highly trained in treating the full range of cardiac arrhythmias, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrioventricular block (also known as heart block)
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)
  • Rhythm disorders related to heart failure
  • Premature atrial contraction
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Sinus bradycardia
  • Sudden cardiac death prevention
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia

Advanced technology meets compassionate care at The Heart Hospital Baylor. Providing innovative treatment methods for cardiac arrhythmias to our guests is an important part of The Heart Hospital patient experience. The Heart Hospital Baylor is one of the leading centers in the country for robotic ablation for atrial fibrillation, which is the most common type of heart rhythm disorder. Using advanced technology, our guests receive patient-centered care from highly skilled leaders on our medical staff in the electrophysiology field.

The electrophysiologists on our medical staff offer diagnostic treatment services including:

  • Atrial fibrillation management
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cryoablation balloon procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Diagnostic heart monitoring including Holter monitor​, event monitoring, and remote mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry monitoring
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Lead management and extraction
  • Maze procedure
  • Pacemaker​ and bi-ventricular pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sudden cardiac death assessment and evaluation
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablation
  • Syncope evaluation and management, including tilt table testing
  • Ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia management and ablation

The electrophysiologists on the medical staff at The Heart Hospital Baylor also investigate tomorrow's arrhythmia treatments today. The specialists on our medical staff participate in various trials including an atrial fibrillation study that compares medication to ablation to assess the risks and benefits.

Patients may call 1.855.506.4415 for a physician referral. Referring physicians may call 469.507.2295 to schedule a patient for evaluation.