Get heart care for AFib and irregular heartbeat
Heart rhythm and AFib care in Waco
Our heart care team at Ascension Providence 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 sensation in your chest. Other symptoms may include chest pain, sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, or weakness.
We use the EKG test to help detect an irregular heartbeat. At our hospital, we provide many heart tests for AFib and other cardiovascular diseases. Our care teams 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 failure
AFib 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.
Advanced heart arrhythmia treatments
A heart rhythm disorder can be a sign of a more serious condition. Our doctor provides personalized electrophysiology (EP) studies, heart evaluations and cardiac risk assessments.
Minimally invasive EP treatments may include:
- Heart ablation
Offering minimally invasive heart surgery
Structural or heart valve damage can cause AFib. Our heart surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair heart valves. During a minimally invasive procedure, our surgeon makes tiny incisions. This surgical approach helps shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. Implanting a WATCHMAN™ device may also reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke.
Heart care and support services
At Ascension Providence, 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.
We deliver supportive and compassionate heart care, close to home.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.