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Heart Rhythm Disorders

Our Heart Rhythm Center has pioneered many innovative treatments and advances in the management of heart rhythm disorders like arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.

Heart rhythm disorders are the result of electrical problems of the heart.

At UVA, we're pioneering innovative treatments to manage these disorders, called arrhythmias.

Our arrhythmia services include:

Atrial Fibrillation Center

We've treated more than 3,000 afib patients with options that include afib ablation and medical devices like pacemakers.

Get more details about afib treatment at UVA

Heart Devices

We monitor, evaluate and manage patients with pacemakers and defibrillators implanted for heart rhythm disturbances.
Find out more about implantable heart rhythm devices.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

We're using an innovative new subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) that's placed under the skin and doesn't use wires that touch the heart.

Get more information about sudden cardiac arrest treatment.

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Heart monitors worn at home can help identify fast rhythms like like supraventricular tachycardia.

Read more about treatment for SVT.

Ventricular Tachycardia

We treat ventricular tachycardia patients using advanced imaging techniques like cardiac MRI and 3D images to ensure successful ablation procedures.

Learn more about ventricular tachycardia.

Pioneering Treatment

UVA's arrhythmia service was started by John P. DiMarco, MD. It was the first heart rhythm service in Virginia.

Since that time, we've treated tens of thousands of patients with heart rhythm disorders using state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the best possible care.

Offering the Latest Research

We offer leading-edge treatments for heart rhythm disorders at UVA through our clinical trials.

Patients get the chance to participate in many research trials that test the effectiveness of new devices and approaches for managing heart rhythm disorders.

  • Right now, UVA is one of only a few centers in the country to participate in a study using a robotic arm for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
  • And we’re part of a large trial looking at the best device programming to minimize shocks in patients with ICDs.
Rhythm Outreach Clinics

Many patients have more than one rhythm disorder.

This means you need high-level care by doctors who specialize in electrophysiology, or EP.

But we know traveling to and from UVA can be hard, so we have clinics in Culpeper, Orange, Fishersville and Zion Crossroads.

This means you’ll get the expertise of a UVA heart rhythm specialist closer to home.