Arrhythmia Care

Depend on ProHealth Care's electrophysiology team for diagnosis and advanced treatment of heart rhythm disorders. You’ll find top-notch care in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, to help manage your condition.

Symptoms of arrhythmia

You may have arrhythmia – an abnormal heartbeat – and not know it. Sometimes heart arrhythmias don’t cause symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you notice symptoms such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Fluttering in the chest or neck
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Shortness of breath

Heart rhythm specialists

Trust ProHealth electrophysiologists – cardiologists specially trained in the heart’s electrical system – to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders. Expect your electrophysiologist, cardiologist and primary care doctor to work together to give you the best care.

Irregular heart rhythm diagnosis

At ProHealth, you and your care team have access to a wide range of advanced diagnostic tests, including electrocardiograms (EKGs), heart monitoring and echocardiograms.

Conditions we treat

Discover complete care and treatment for abnormal heart rhythms at ProHealth, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) – Irregular, fast beats in the upper chambers (atria) of the heart
  • Bradycardia – Slow heartbeat
  • Long QT syndrome – Rapid heart rate and abnormal rhythm in the bottom pumping chambers of the heart (ventricles)
  • Tachycardia – Fast heartbeat
  • Ventricular fibrillation – Quivering and irregular heartbeat in the ventricle chambers of the heart
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome – Rapid heart rate from an extra connection between the upper and lower heart chambers

Personalized care plan

Work with your care team to create a care plan for your specific type of arrhythmia. Expect your team to start your care with less-invasive treatments, such as prescription medications.

Procedures and surgeries

Rely on experienced doctors at ProHealth Care for minimally invasive heart procedures or surgeries that may able to correct or cure arrhythmia.

Catheter ablation

During catheter ablation, your doctor uses imaging technology to guide a thin, flexible tube (catheter) through your blood vessels to the area of your heart causing your arrhythmia. You then receive treatment in that area to help fix your condition.

  • Cryoablation – Freezes a small amount of heart tissue to block the electrical pathway that’s interfering with your heartbeat.
  • Radiofrequency ablation – Uses heat to damage a small area of your heart tissue to stop irregular heartbeats.

Maze and mini maze procedures

Stop the electrical signals causing your atrial fibrillation with the Maze surgery or minimally invasive mini maze. Your doctor uses a surgical procedure or ablation to create a pattern of lesions on your heart. The scar tissue stops abnormal electrical impulses from affecting your heart.

Convergent procedure for atrial fibrillation

Ask your care team about the convergent procedure if other methods don’t control your atrial fibrillation and you have a structurally normal heart. This minimally invasive surgery combines catheter ablation with a mini maze procedure. Your electrophysiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon work together to block abnormal electrical signals in your heart.

ICDs and pacemakers

Rely on experienced ProHealth surgeons if you need an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker. These devices track abnormal rhythm or heartbeats and restore them to normal. Monitoring allows your electrophysiologist to see your heart patterns and helps plan your future treatment.

Watchman procedure for non-valvular atrial fibrillation

If medications are not working optimally for you, ask your electrophysiologist if you are a candidate for the Watchman procedure, an implantable device proven to reduce stroke risk in people with non-valvular Afib. During the minimally-invasive procedure, an interventional cardiologist uses a catheter to place the device in the left atrial appendage, preventing blood from clotting and traveling into the bloodstream. Learn more by calling 262-928-5313.

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