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Arrhythmia

About arrhythmia

There are several abnormal heart rhythm conditions that need medical attention. An irregular heartbeat is an arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia). Arrhythmias and abnormal heart rates don't nec​essarily occur together.

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Common abnormal heart rhythms we treat​

 
 
  • Atrial fibrillation​ (AFib)
  • Atrial flutter​
  • Atrioventricular block
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Multifocal atrial tachycardia
  • Premature atrial contraction
  • Premature ventricular beats​​
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Sinus bradycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia​ (SVT)
  • Ventricular fibrillation​
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Arrhythmia treatment

 
 

Some arrhythmias may cause few, if any, problems. In this case, you may not need treatment; however, when the abnormal heart rhythm causes symptoms, your Baylor Scott & White Health team will give you options for treatment. Baylor Scott & White has electrophysiologists on the medical staff who specialize in heart rate and rhythm problems.​

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of abnormal heart rhythms and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medicine
  • Cardioversion​
  • Ablation​
  • Cryoablation
  • Pacemaker​
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Surgery
  • Pain management
  • Clinical trials​ (when appropriate)​
Specialized centers
Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
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Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas Heart Rhythm Center is dedicated the care of those with atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. Visit location
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
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Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Arrhythmia Center is dedicated the care of those with atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. Visit location
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving
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The Arrhythmia Center at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving brings together cardiovascular expertise and medical technology to treat irregular cardiac rhythms that affect the heart's ability to pump blood.​ Visit location
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