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Heart & Vascular Institute

Arrhythmia Program

Temple’s state-of-the-art diagnostics and advanced treatments help patients with heart rhythm abnormalities (arrhythmias) manage their condition and improve quality of life. Our electrophysiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are skilled in a range of procedures to treat complex arrhythmias that might otherwise have serious consequences.

Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Facilities

Problems with the heart’s electrical impulses that lead to a fast, slow or irregular heartbeat, are known as an arrhythmia or dysrhythmia. Many of these are relatively harmless. Others, however, may increase the risk of conditions such as heart failure, stroke, or sudden cardiac death.

Temple’s diagnostic team uses sophisticated testing to determine whether an arrhythmia requires treatment, and what kind. Our recently renovated electrophysiology labs are equipped for intracardiac ultrasound, 3D mapping of cardiac arrhythmias, and other advanced imaging. Our hybrid operating room, dedicated to electrophysiology, allows our specialists to perform advanced combined procedures.

Restoring Rhythm

Joshua Cooper, MD talking with another physician in hospital hallway

Many arrhythmias can be treated with medication.

For more complex cases, Temple electrophysiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are highly experienced in catheter-based and traditional (open) procedures, including:

All of these procedures have a high success rate in correcting or reducing arrhythmia and associated complications.

An Experienced Team

Our skilled diagnostic and treatment team includes:

  • Cardiac electrophysiologists
  • Cardiovascular surgeons
  • Cardiovascular imaging specialists

Learn More About Arrhythmia Treatment Options

Joshua Cooper, MD, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute, explains different types of cardiac arrhythmia, and how they are diagnosed and treated at Temple