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Arrhythmia Consultants of the Heart & Vascular Institute of Greenville Health System (GHS), are some of the highest trained and most experienced cardiac electrophysiologist physicians in the Southeast.  They provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for patients suffering from abnormal heart rates (arrhythmias).  In addition to specialized drug therapies, these expert physicians provide intervention procedures including ablation and surgical implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators.  Greenville Hospital has the most advanced EP laboratory in South Carolina. Arrhythmia Consultants were the first in the state to utilize and perfect the use of robotically assisted ablation of atrial fibrillation.  These physicians are demonstrating that with the use of the state-of-the-art EP lab, patient exposure to radiation can be cut by half or more compared to standard ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation. In 1998, the practice provided the first 3-dimensional mapping system in South Carolina to handle treatment of even the most complex heart rhythm disorders.  The physicians established the state's first defibrillator support group and were the first to use and most experienced operators of robotic procedures in the ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Services Provided

The electrophysiology team at Arrhythmia Consultants has the skill and experience to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions related to irregular heart rhythms.

Diagnostic services include:

•   Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) tests of the heart's rhythm.
•   Remote monitoring of heart rhythms by Holter monitor or an Event monitor, a device adhered to the patient's chest.
•   Implantable heart rhythm recording devices for recurrent syncope (fainting) or palpitations of the heart.
•   Complete monitoring and reprogramming of implantable devices used to treat arrhythmias, such as pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular pacing devices.
•   Exercise Stress Testing
•   Tilt Table Testing
•   Complete Electrophysiologic Testing of the electrical conduction system of the heart.

Treatment services include:

•   Implantation of pacemakers, devices that stabilize the heart rhythm and prevent the heart rate from slow to much.
•   Implantation of defibrillators, devices that help prevent sudden death by bringing the heart back into normal rhythm using an electric shock.
•   Implantation of cardiac resynchronization devices, both pacemakers and defibrillators, which improve the heart's function for patients with 
    congestive heart failure.
•   Catheter ablation of hear tissue for all arrhythmias including supraventricular tachycardia (top chamber) and ventricular tachycardia (bottom chamber).
•   Robotically assisted catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
•   Participation in the latest drug and device protocols

For more on our program visit Arrhythmia Consultants or call (864) 271-1444