Specialty Heart Care for Adults
Know when your heart needs special attention. In Central Texas, Seton Heart Institute doctors provide personalized care that is right for you.
Heart rhythm and AFib care in Austin
Our heart care team at Seton Heart Institute specializes in atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of arrhythmia, where your heart beat is irregular, either too fast or too slow. You may feel a flutter or quiver in your chest. Other symptoms may include chest pain, sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, and weakness.
Our doctors use the EKG test to help detect an irregular heartbeat. At our heart center, we provide many heart tests for AFib and other cardiovascular diseases. Our doctors listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a personalized care plan that’s right for you.
AFib treatments to prevent heart failureAFib may come and go and affect how your heart pumps blood through your body, increasing your risk for stroke and congestive heart failure. That’s why we offer a multi-specialty heart care team. Our electrophysiologists specialize in the diagnosis of heart arrhythmias and offer minimally invasive treatment options for:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Atrial flutter
- Atrial tachycardia
- AV-nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT)
- Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF)
- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
- Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW)
Advanced heart arrhythmia treatments
A heart rhythm disorder can be a sign of a more serious condition. Our doctors provide personalized electrophysiology (EP) studies, heart evaluations and cardiac risk assessments. Minimally invasive EP treatments may include:
- Cardiac resynchronization technology (CRT)
- Heart ablation
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
Offering minimally invasive heart surgery
Structural or heart valve damage can cause AFib. Our interventional cardiologists specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair a heart valve and prevent blood clots from forming in the heart using the WATCHMAN™ device. This surgical approach helps shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. We deliver advanced care to help improve how your heart works.
Heart care and support services
At Seton Heart Institute, our care team supports you before, during and after your surgery to help you return to the activities you love to do. We monitor your physical and emotional health and provide cardiac rehab and medication management.
Ascension Seton delivers supportive and compassionate heart care, close to home.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.