The Latest Heart Arrhythmia Treatments, Close to Home

Some arrhythmias may cause few, if any, problems. In this case, you may not need treatment. When the arrhythmia causes symptoms, you have several different choices for treatment. Our facilities employ some of the best cardiologists in New Jersey who can help you decide on a treatment plan. Some treatments for arrhythmias include lifestyle changes, medication, ablation, defibrillators, pacemakers, and surgery.

Available Arrhythmia Treatments Options

  • Ablation - This is an invasive but nonsurgical procedure done in the electrophysiology lab. The healthcare provider puts a thin, flexible tube (catheter) into your heart through a vessel in your groin or arm. Radio frequency ablation uses very high frequency radio waves to heat the tissue until the arrhythmia site is destroyed. Cryoablation is another procedure that involves an ultra-cold substance that freezes the tissue and destroys the site.
  • Pacemakers - A permanent pacemaker is a small device that is put under the skin, often in the chest region just under the collarbone. It sends electrical signals to start or regulate a slow heartbeat. A permanent pacemaker may be used to make the heart beat if the heart's natural pacemaker (the SA node) is not working as it should, or if the electrical pathways are blocked. Pacemakers are often used for slow arrhythmias such as sinus bradycardia, sick sinus syndrome, or heart block.
  • Defibrillators - An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small device similar to a pacemaker placed under the skin, often below the collarbone. An ICD senses the rate of the heartbeat. When your heart rate goes higher than the level entered into the device, it sends an electrical shock to the heart. This corrects the rhythm to a slower, more normal heart rhythm. ICDs are used with a pacemaker to send an electrical signal to regulate a slow heart rate.
  • Cardioversion - Cardioversion is another procedure used to treat arrhythmia. During this, the healthcare provider sends an electrical shock to your heart through the chest that stops certain very fast arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia or atrial flutter.
  • Biventricular pacing - Also known as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), this procedure can treat the delay in heart ventricle contractions by sending electrical impulses to the heart. This may be used in combination with ICD treatment.
  • Surgery - Heart surgery is usually done only when all other heart arrhythmia treatments have failed. Surgical ablation is a major surgery that requires general anesthesia. During this procedure, the heart surgeon opens your chest to reach your heart and removes the tissue causing the arrhythmia.

Patient Stories

  • "I can honestly say I haven’t felt this good physically in over 15 years."

    Bruce
    Read More
  • Never expecting to need the services of his colleagues, he was the recipient of the “world-class care of the entire team, most especially the nurses, and specifically Dorothy” and is grateful to his colleagues. “My hat is off to the team. This is truly a ...

    Martin
    Read More
  • Mayra says she feels great and is looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays with her friends, family and her HeartMate II.

    Mayra
    Read More

Patient Stories

  • Watch Testimonial
  • Watch Testimonial
  • Watch Testimonial
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
View
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
View
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
View
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
View
Community Medical Center Cardiac Imaging
401 Lacey Rd
Whiting, NJ 08759
(732) 716-1390
View
Medical Specialty Services at Bayonne
16 East 29th Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(973) 926-7280
View
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
View
Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
View
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
View
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
View
Heart and Lung Specialty Center at Toms River
780 Route 37
Suite 120
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 341-2308
View
Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
View
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
View
Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Laboratory Patient Service Center - Livingston
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7194
View
Cardiac Diagnostic Center at Jersey City
120 Franklin Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 885-4758
View
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group at Princeton
800 Bunn Drive
Suite 303
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 688-6859
View
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group
18 Centre Drive
Clinical Academic Building (CAB)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(609) 655-5178
View
RWJ Cardiac Rehab at East Brunswick
593 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 238-3202
View
RWJ Cardiac Rehab at Edison
4 Ethel Road
Suite 406B
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 590-0688
View
RWJ Physical Therapy & Cardiac Rehab at Monroe
111 Union Valley Road
Suite 201A
Monroe, NJ 08831
(732) 561-8031
View
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
View
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Bayonne
815 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(888) 244-5373
View
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
View
RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
View
RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
View
RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
View

Heart and Vascular Care Treatment & Care

offered at these locations in your neighborhood

View All Locations