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.