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Arrhythmia

Get Your Heart Back in Rhythm with Baptist Electrophysiology

Do you suffer from heart palpitations, shortness of breath or chest discomfort? You may have an irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia. If you’re living with arrhythmia, the heart specialists at Baptist Health System can help. Baptist’s cardiac electrophysiologists specialize in:

  • Evaluation and treatment of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias
  • Management of antiarrhythmic medications
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantation and management of pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators
  • Intracardiac echocardiograms
  • Stereotaxis surgery

Learn more about what electrophysiology is and how it can help you.

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What Is Electrophysiology?

State-of-the-Art Testing and Treatments

Our advanced treatments for arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation or A-Fib — one of the most common types of arrhythmia — can help you get back into the flow of life again. Our compassionate doctors and specialists offer a variety of state-of-the-art testing procedures and treatments at the renowned Baptist Heart and Rhythm Center located inside Northeast Baptist Hospital.

Helping You Find the Right Beat

Combining skilled hands and advanced technology, our doctors can help restore normal rhythm to your heart and your life. Baptist’s cardiac electrophysiologists are heart doctors (cardiologists) who have additional training in diagnosing and managing heart rhythm problems. In addition to guiding medical therapy, cardiac electrophysiologists can perform electrophysiology studies and ablations, which may provide a resolution for your heart rhythm problems without the need for medications. Our electrophysiologists also have additional training in implanting and managing pacemakers and defibrillators.

See how our team helped Betty’s heart get back into rhythm:

What Is A-Fib?

The heart is an elegant and complex pump that relies on an electrical system to coordinate heartbeats. When this system malfunctions, the heart’s rhythm may become too fast, too slow or irregular, which makes the heart pump less efficiently. As a result, you may experience palpitations (heart skipping), shortness of breath or fatigue.

A-Fib is one of the most common types of arrhythmia. With A-Fib, the atria — the two upper chambers of the heart — fire in a fast and often uncontrolled manner. Instead of contracting normally, the atria quiver, causing the electrical signals to arrive in the ventricles in an irregular fashion, and the blood may pool and/or clot. If a blood clot becomes lodged in an artery in the brain, a stroke may occur.

Heart & Rhythm Center of South Texas

When your heartbeat is irregular, you may be at risk for serious heart problems. Baptist’s heart rhythm management center offers state-of-the-art atrial fibrillation treatment for arrhythmia close to home.

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Get your heart beating to the right rhythm.

Baptist Heart & Rhythm Center is the first in San Antonio to provide Stereotaxis robotic technology to permanently fix your irregular heartbeat and has dedicated AFIB specialists trained in this innovative solution.

If your heartbeat is too slow, too fast, or out of rhythm, you may experience:

  • Heart skipping
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mild chest discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • And in severe cases, death

Stereotaxis may be the treatment for you.

Stereotaxis is an improved, trusted method of catheter ablation that makes complex procedures safer, offering 10 times less risk for complications. It helps patients return to a normal, active life quickly.

Getting your heart and your life back in rhythm. That’s Baptist Care.

A highly trained, patient-focused team.

The physicians at the Baptist Heart & Rhythm Center of South Texas are committed to the care of their patients. With their advanced training in state-of-the-art technology, they’re building a new level of dedication and trust for focused heart rhythm care in San Antonio and South Texas.

This cohesive team approach involves all members of our clinical team and their dedication to providing outstanding patient care. It’s medical care that’s more than innovations in technology — it’s professionals who know you want the best in service and compassion. That’s Baptist Care.

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