physician in OR

Heart Rhythm Disorders

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

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

Our heart rhythm program is a tertiary referral center, which means we provide specialized care and perform complex procedures not offered at other facilities in our area.

Conditions We Treat:

Heart Rhythm Treatment

UVA's arrhythmia service was the first of its kind in Virginia.

Our experience treating tens of thousands of patients, our access to clinical trials as part of a research center and our use of state-of-the-art equipment helps us deliver the best possible care and treatment options to our patients.

UVA Cardiovascular Team prepping for surgery

UVA is a leader in afib ablations with very little or no use of fluoroscopy, which reduces your exposure to radiation. We can treat heart rhythm disorders with both surgical and non-surgical options.

Surgical and non-surgical ablations
Heart Devices
UVA Cardiologist checking a patient's heartbeat

Your heart rhythm treatment may include pacemakers or defibrillators. We can treat sudden cardiac arrest with an innovative subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) that's placed under the skin.

Heart devices
Rhythm Research
UVA Cardiovascular team consulting over patient images

We’re a research center that’s developed MRI protocols for patients with ICDs, including programming to minimize shocks. UVA is also participating in a study that uses a robotic arm ablation.

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