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Specialists in Ventricular Tachycardia Treatment

If you have a ventricular tachycardia, it's important to seek care right away. Left untreated, the condition can get worse over time, as the heart muscles become overworked and weak. This puts a strain on the heart.

Patients with less severe types of tachycardia and no other heart problems may be able to manage the condition with medications, such as beta blockers, to slow down the heartbeat. For those with more complex types of tachycardia, treatment may require surgery or other types of interventions, including:

  • Catheter ablation (cardiac ablation), which uses heat to eliminate small areas of the heart tissue causing heart rhythm problems
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), which involves placing a small pacemaker in the chest to monitor irregular heartbeat and send electrical pulses to correct them
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device placed under the skin that delivers an electric shock if your heart beats abnormally

Why Choose Us

Expert clinicians in theĀ Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Brigham and Women's Heart & Vascular Center offer the latest innovations for treating ventricular tachycardia. As a patient, you can count on:

  • Expertise in treating the most complex cases of ventricular tachycardia, including those deemed untreatable at other centers
  • Access to the most innovative procedures, techniques, and devices, including ablation techniques not widely available at other centers. We are one of only three centers in the U.S. using needle catheter ablations, to reach within the thickness of the heart wall. We also offer stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for some patients with ventricular tachycardia, as well as ablations without fluoroscopy (radiation).
  • Access to the most advanced imaging technologies, including cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac PET-CT, electrocardiogram, Holter monitor, and an innovative mapping system, used to increase the accuracy of ablations; these technologies translate to more accurate diagnoses for patients
  • Coordinated care from the No. 7 best hospital for cardiology & heart surgery in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • Expert care delivered by a team of cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses and physician assistants who specialize in treating patients with ventricular tachycardia
  • Our team of cardiac specialists offer Virtual Visits to consult with you while you stay at home. Whether for an initial consult, second opinion, pre-op or follow-up care, we will keep you connected to your care and on track with your treatment plan.

Request an Appointment

We are steadfast in our commitment to treating you in the safest possible environment and are seeing patients both in person and through Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, please call 857-307-6048 Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm ET or complete the form to receive a callback.

 
 

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