Atrial Fibrillation Center (Afib) & Electrophysiology (EP)
From evaluation to state-of-the-art treatment options and follow-up care, patients get quick, convenient access to a team of highly trained physicians and staff to guide them through the process. For more information about the symptoms of AFib - including tiredness, shortness of breath or a racing heart - talk to your doctor, or call 330-344-AFIB (2342)
In addition to Akron General's Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Center, our Electrophysiology (EP) Services helps patients manage and treat a full spectrum of heart rhythm disorders. Also called arrhythmias, heart rhythm disorders may be harmful and possibly life-threatening, if not treated.
Akron General has continued to maintain an outstanding reputation in treating cardiac rhythm disorders combining cutting edge technology and a team of specialists with advanced training.
Stereotaxis Ablation Traditional techniques are challenging for physicians because they require very precise manual orientation of a relatively stiff catheter within potentially complex heart chamber anatomy. The goal of Stereotaxis technology is to contact the wall of the heart in an optimal way. Softer, more flexible catheters may reduce the chance of distorting or damaging the heart wall. Benefits include:
Improved safety and outcomes for patients being treated for both common and complex arrhythmias
Less invasive treatment of complex arrhythmias could shorten procedures and hospital stays
Reduces radiation exposure to patients and staff
Combining precise, computer-aided magnetic guidance and gentle catheter contact, we are able to perform softer, safer interventional procedures with better outcomes and shorter patient recovery times.
Other EP options available include:
Loop recorder implantation
Comprehensive electrical studies
Insertion of cardiac pacemakers
Insertion of Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs)
Bi-ventricular pacemaker therapy for heart failure
If you think you're experiencing heart-rhythm abnormalities, make an appointment with your doctor or call us at 330-344-AFIB (2342). As always, if you are having severe symptoms, don't wait. Call 911.