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Experience the Blessing Difference: Arrhythmia Care

When you come to Blessing for arrhythmia treatment, you benefit from:

  • Expertise: Our heart rhythm specialist, Dr. John Hammock, has advanced fellowship training in the highly sophisticated field of EP medicine.

  • Exclusive treatments: Thanks to our EP lab and hybrid operating room, you have access to a wider range of arrhythmia treatment options than anywhere else in the region.

  • Convenience: We make it easy for you to get all of your diagnostic heart tests, heart procedures and follow-up care in one easy-to-access location.

  • Care that focuses on you: We treat our patients like family. You will see the same familiar, helpful faces at your appointments and throughout your course of treatment.

Arrhythmia Treatments

Not everyone who has arrhythmia requires treatment. If your doctor recommends treatment, you have several options at Blessing.

Arrhythmia treatment options at Blessing include:

  • Ablation: Your doctor uses radiofrequency energy (heat) or cryogenics (extreme cold) to treat a small amount of heart tissue responsible for causing irregular or rapid heartbeats.

  • Pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD): These small, implantable devices deliver an electrical signal to your heart to help it maintain a healthy rhythm.

    • Our doctors use MRI-compatible devices. You can safely undergo MRI scans without damaging the device or your heart.

    • We also perform lead extractions to remove pacemaker leads (wires) that malfunction or experience a problem, such as blockage, scar tissue buildup or infection.

  • Electrical cardioversion: Your doctor carefully administers electrical signals to your heart to restore a normal rhythm.

  • Medications: Antiarrhythmic (or heart rhythm control) medication can help restore a normal heartbeat. If you have atrial fibrillation (AFib), you may also need blood thinners to prevent stroke-causing blood clots.

About Arrhythmias

Learn more about arrhythmias and arrhythmia care at Blessing.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with a cardiologist, please call 217-214-3424To view upcoming heart related events please click here.