Treatments

Services offered at Sentara Heart Rhythm Center at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital include:

Electrophysiology Study

  • Common Reasons for Use: To evaluate irregular and potentially dangerous heart rhythms.
  • What to Expect: During an EP study, a specially trained Cardiologist will place catheters through the vessels in your leg to the heart to collect data about electrical activity.  EP studies can help locate specific areas of your heart that cause irregular heart rhythms.

Ablations

  • Common Reasons for Use: To evaluate and treat irregular and potentially dangerous heart rhythms.
  • What to Expect: During an ablation, a specially trained Cardiologist will place catheters through the vessels in your leg to the heart to treat irregular and potentially dangerous heart rhythms.

Cardioversions

  • Common Reasons for Use: To evaluate and treat irregular heart rhythms.
  • What to Expect: Cardioversion is a brief procedure during which an electrical charge is delivered to the heart to convert an irregular heart rhythm back to a normal rhythm.

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