When it comes to your heart rhythm, getting you back into the beat is our highest priority. With board certified cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, the multidisciplinary team at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, will find the treatment option that’s right for you.
The team here is a nationally recognized provider for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (also called AF and AFib), becoming the second cardiac care center in the nation and the first in California to receive full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Specialists here offer the full range of AFib care to reduce your risk, manage your symptoms and repair the problem. Doctors use cardiac MRI machines to help identify problems and optimize treatments such as cardioversion.
In addition to medications such as antiarrhythmics and anticoagulants, services include:
- Cardiac Ablation — Your catheter ablation procedure will be performed by electrophysiologists trained in the most advanced ablation techniques available including cryoablation, which freezes the heart muscle instead of traditional ablation that uses heat to create a small scar.
- Minimally Invasive Procedures — As a leader in atrial fibrillation treatment, doctors here offer a minimally invasive, closed chest maze procedure known as the TT Maze or Totally Thoracoscopic Maze procedure. Unlike the traditional Maze procedure that requires open heart surgery, the TT Maze procedure is performed through four small incisions on the side of the chest.
- Robotic Navigation System — Our program features a state-of-the-art magnetic navigation system for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. The system provides precise, direct control with the use of magnets, allowing more cases to be treated interventionally with better long term response rates.
- Pacemaker and Lead Specialists — Our team includes specialists skilled in installing and removing pacemakers and defibrillator leads. This complex procedure is performed alongside heart surgeons who can provide surgical support.
For more information about various heart rhythm procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please call Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento at (877) 452-8291.