Heart care for AFib and irregular heartbeat

Heart doctors at Ascension St. Vincent's in Birmingham, Alabama, deliver specialized heart care for atrial fibrillation and other heart arrhythmias.

Heart rhythm and AFib care in Birmingham

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Our heart care team at Ascension St. Vincent's 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 structural heart clinic and hospitals, 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 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. Our electrophysiologists specialize in the diagnosis of heart arrhythmias and offer minimally invasive treatment options.

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:

  • Catheter ablation
  • Cryoballoon technology
  • Defibulators
  • Pacemakers
  • Pulmonary vein isolation ablation
  • Radiofrequency 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 a heart valve using the TAVR and Mitraclip procedures. Using small incisions, this surgical approach helps shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. Our surgeons deliver advanced care to help improve how your heart works.

Heart care and support services

At Ascension St. Vincent's, 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 have heart failure, we offer CardioMems, which allows our care team to monitor you remotely and track your symptoms.

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.