Get care for your irregular heartbeat

Ascension Seton's heart rhythm doctors specialize in minimally invasive surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat and help prevent stroke.

Heart rhythm and AFib care in Austin

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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.

If you have a rapid or irregular heartbeat, blood can collect in the heart and form a blood clot. That’s why blood-thinning medicine is often part of a care plan. If that medication doesn’t work for you, our heart care specialists deliver advanced care using the WATCHMAN™ device to prevent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) due to AFib. This device may also reduce the risk of stroke.

AFib care to help prevent heart failure

AFib can increase your risk for stroke and congestive heart failure. Our multi-specialty heart care team includes cardiologists and electrophysiologists who specialize in the diagnosis of heart arrhythmias. We offer minimally invasive treatment options for:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • AV-nodal reentrant tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome

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)
  • Cardioversion
  • Heart ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Pacemaker
  • WATCHMAN™

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.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.