Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Innovative State-of-the-Art Solutions to Manage or Eliminate Cardiac Arrhythmias

Heart rhythm disorders — or cardiac arrhythmias — are not just an uncomfortable feeling. They can put you at greater risk of stroke. Heart rhythm disorders affect the heart’s electrical system. Specialized doctors, called cardiac electrophysiologists, have expertise in treating arrhythmias.

Vassar Brother Medical Center has the first and only full-service electrophysiology laboratory in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut. This specialized lab has advanced technology and a specially trained team to treat heart rhythm disorders. Using the most advanced treatments and monitoring technologies, our team currently monitors more than 2,000 heart rhythm patients at multiple locations in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut.

To diagnose cardiac arrhythmias, our comprehensive studies record the heart’s electrical activity, including 3-D real-time magnetic imaging to create a 3-D map of the heart chamber to locate the source of the rhythm disorder. These studies help our team determine the best treatment, from the latest medications to catheter ablation or the implantation of a device to manage your heart rhythm.

Our highly trained cardiac electrophysiologists conduct research to ensure that you have access to the most advanced options for treatment, including the groundbreaking left atrial appendage occlusion device that helps reduce stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation(AFib).  A well-regulated heartbeat is the key to keeping your blood flowing, reducing the risk of stroke and getting back to your normal life.

Why Choose Us?

  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center and The Heart Center are leaders in heart rhythm disorder treatment and offer access to the first and only fully equipped electrophysiology laboratory in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut.
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center is the first and only provider in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut to offer the left atrial appendage occlusion device, a permanent implant that reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, who are unable to take blood thinners.
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center and The Heart Center were the first in the region to offer leadless pacemakers that can be quickly and simply implanted by catheter in the heart’s right ventricle.
  • You’ll have access to the latest technologies, like remote real-time magnetic imaging for ablation, to give you the most advanced options for managing heart rhythm disorders.
  • The team offers various ablation options for different kinds of atrial fibrillation.

Conditions We Treat

Treatment and Technology