Heart Rhythm Disorders
Also known as Arrhythmia or Irregular Heartbeat
When the electrical impulses that cause the heart to pump are too fast, too slow, or irregular, the brain and other organs may not be getting the oxygen-rich blood they need. These problems in the heart’s rhythm are called heart rhythm disorders, or arrhythmias. Most heart rhythm disorders are not a problem, but because some may cause permanent damage to the heart and other organs, it is important to talk with your doctor if you suspect you have an arrhythmia.
UT Erlanger Cardiology includes highly specialized electrophysiologists trained treating all types of heart rhythm disorders, and who in fact train other physicians from around the world in these cutting-edge treatments.
Erlanger Firsts in Treating Heart Rhythm Disorders
- First right-ventricular assist device in Chattanooga
- First laser lead extraction in Chattanooga
- The only subcutaneous ICD training center in Tennessee
- First percutaneous endovascular balloon for life-saving support for lead extraction
- The only atrial fibrillation center in Chattanooga
Heart Rhythm Disorders We Treat
Erlanger offers academic-level cardiology expertise, with a specialized focused in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. As a teaching center, our team not only helps patients manage arrhythmias using the latest, evidence-based treatments, but we also train tomorrow’s heart specialists in these next-generation techniques. Importantly, we are actively involved in the latest clinical research to uncover and test new solutions for heart rhythm disorders.
Learn more about Erlanger's Electrophysiology team that treats all types of heart rhythm disorders and trains physicians internationally in these cutting-edge techniques.
Erlanger Medical Mall
979 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403