Abnormal heart rhythm care in southwest Virginia

Heart arrhythmia is commonly described as an irregular heartbeat, which means your heart is beating too fast, too slow or in an irregular pattern. At LewisGale Regional Health System, we provide advanced diagnostic services and expert heart arrhythmia treatment to help improve your heart health.

To learn more about heart arrhythmia care at LewisGale Regional Health System, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.

Types of arrhythmias we treat

At LewisGale Regional Health System, we offer comprehensive cardiac services, including advanced heart screening and imaging, to help our specialists diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias. We provide care for a range of arrhythmias, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation (A-fib)
  • Premature ventricular contraction (PVC)
  • Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
  • Atrioventricular node (AVN) conduction disease

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the most common heart rhythm disorder and is caused by rapid and disorganized electrical signals that disrupt blood flow in the upper chamber of the heart (the atria). A-fib often results from an existing heart condition but sometimes occurs in people with no other heart problems. It’s also a leading cause of a cerebrovascular accident (stroke).

Symptoms of A-fib

Patients with A-fib typically experience the following symptoms:

  • Irregular or rapid pulse or heartbeat
  • Racing feeling in the chest
  • Palpitations, or a pounding feeling in the chest
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
  • Sweating
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Difficulty exercising

Treatment options for A-fib

LewisGale Regional Health System offers advanced treatment for A-fib. Our experienced cardiac and electrophysiology specialists will determine the best treatment or combination of treatments for your specific needs, which may include:

  • Medication
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Cardioversion
  • Ablation therapy
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable defibrillators