Carilion's electrophysiology (heart arrhythmia) treatment may include medications, catheter procedures, implanted devices or surgery to control or eliminate fast, slow or irregular heartbeats. You can trust your care with our skilled providers for a customized, patient-centered focus of care.

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Cryoballoon ablation is a form of catheter ablation which uses cryo, or freezing, energy rather than heat to precisely disable heart tissue that causes irregular heartbeats.
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Cardioversion is a medical procedure that restores a normal heart rhythm in people with certain types of abnormal heartbeats. Cardioversion is usually done by sending electric shocks to your heart through electrodes placed on your chest. It's also possible to do cardioversion with medications.
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An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered device placed in your chest to detect and stop abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). An ICD continuously monitors your heartbeat and delivers electric shocks, when needed, to restore a normal heart rhythm.
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When you need skilled, complex heart and vascular care, you deserve the award-winning expertise offered at Carilion Clinic’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI).

As our region’s leader in heart and vascular health, CVI sets the standard for care. The award-winning team combines continuous research and the latest technological advances with patient-centered care to ensure your best possible outcome. Our patients experience better surgical outcomes, fewer complications and faster recovery times. Every member of our team is dedicated to world-class care, continuous innovation… and your heart.

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Our team of electrophysiologists provide care at the Cardiovascular Institute in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained providers evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year.
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