When functioning properly, your heart beats with a natural rhythm. An arrhythmia is a disorder that means something’s wrong with the heart rhythm. There are many kinds of heart rhythm disorders. Sometimes, the heart beats too fast or too slow. Other times, there may be an irregularity in the heartbeat.
Not all arrhythmias cause symptoms you can feel—you may feel nothing at all, or experience symptoms such as:
UR Medicine Heart & Vascular is a world leader in heart rhythm disorders. Doctors here lead research that has changed the way arrhythmias are treated around the world. Other medical centers use our guidelines when deciding which patients need treatment for serious cardiac rhythm problems. We offer the most advanced and effective treatments for heart rhythm disorders and perform more of them than any other hospital in the Rochester area. In many cases, the treatments we provide are unavailable elsewhere in the region.
We have three fully equipped labs for ablation and device implants. These labs are staffed by nurses and technicians who work exclusively on heart rhythm disorders. Our newest lab provides robotic navigation for radiofrequency ablation, giving our patients even greater precision, safety and versatility.
If you have symptoms of an arrhythmia or believe you may have a heart rhythm disorder, call us at (585) 275-4775.