Treatments

The Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center offers an integrated program for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. The multi-disciplinary team consists of cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, program navigators, nurse practitioners and support staff, all working together in the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up management of each patient.

Electrophysiology Testing

Test to evaluate the electrical activity of the heart. Watch educational videos about electrophysiology testing.

Specializing in Afib Treatments

Medical Management

  • Comprehensive Medical Evaluation
  • Anti-arrhythmia (or rate-control) Drug Management
  • Interventional Treatments
  • Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Atrial Flutter (A Flutter)
  • AV node ablation and pacing

Surgical Treatments

  • Hybrid Totally Thorascopic Mapping and Ablation
  • Cox Maze IV
  • Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Treatments
  • Closure of the LAA with the Watchman Device
  • Exclusion of the LAA with the AtriClip Device

Other Treatments

Interventional Treatments

  • Ablation for Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ablation for Wolfe-Parkinson-White (WPW)
  • Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Cardiac Rhythm Devices (Pacers & AICDs)
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Devices (Bi-V Pacer and AICDs
  • Complex Extraction of Permanent Pacemaker or ICE leads

Surgical Treatments

  • Hybrid surgical and endovascular mapping and ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia

The Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center offers an integrated program for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. The multi-disciplinary treatment team consists of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, program navigators, nurse practitioners and support staff, all working together in the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up management of the patient with atrial fibrillation.

What is the Care Process Like?

After initial assessment, the cardiac surgeon and cardiologist discuss the patient's history, physical exam and diagnostic testing to determine the multi-disciplinary treatment plan. The atrial fibrillation coordinator, a nurse practitioner will see the patient during the assessment as well as follow up to answer any questions and facilitate communication with the referring physician.