Your Treatment Begins Here
With the state-of-the-art equipment and technology at the Meijer Heart Center, you are in the best place to access the latest treatments for atrial fibrillation. What truly sets us apart is the way we care for you. Spectrum Health electrophysiologists not only work together to come up with the best care plans for our patients, but also to deliver the best patient experience possible.
Treatments we provide
This procedure guides a wire into your heart to destroy small areas of heart tissue that may be causing your abnormal heartbeat. Heat (radiofrequency) or cold energy (cryoablation) are the two most common ways to destroy abnormal heart tissue. It's an alternative to long-term or lifelong medication therapy.
Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring
With consistent check-ins and some assisted mechanical devices we can keep an eye on your heart rhythm, helping to understand and diagnose certain heart disease.
This is a minimally invasive procedure that identifies the location of heart rhythm abnormalities in the heart so treatments like ablation can be more effective.
This device combines the steady regulation of a pacemaker with the ability to shock the heart back into rhythm. It is used to treat congestive heart failure as well as arrhythmia, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.
This procedure attempts to reduce the risk of blood clots from entering the bloodstream, potentially preventing a stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Along with very important lifestyle changes, there are a variety of medicines used to help treat heart conditions. Medicines for heart disease are used to ease discomfort or lessen symptoms, but some can also be essential in preventing life-threatening episodes. It is important to take your medicines exactly as prescribed, and work with your doctor on both lifestyle and medicine changes.
Your doctor may recommend a pacemaker to stimulate a faster heart rate when your heart beats too slow and the problem can't be fixed with other treatments.
A method of ablation that offers a more precise, and potentially more effective, delivery of the treatment.
Surgical intervention (performed by our cardiothoracic surgeons)-typically referred to as a MAZE procedure- a treatment for AFib that creates a “maze” of new electrical pathways to let electrical impulses travel easily through the heart. This is usually performed in combination with valve or open-heart surgery