Helping Arrhythmia Patients Get Their Rhythm Back

What sets us apart is more than just the fact that we perform the latest and most advanced treatments in the country. Or that we have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced medical staff delivering those treatments.

We offer a single place where you can come to have all your arrhythmia needs met. That's because we work closely with the full Stanford team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to offer you comprehensive care—all in one location.

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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here

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Care and Treatment of Arrhythmia

Conditions Treated

Just as there are many potential underlying causes of Arrhythmia, there are also quite a few different types of arrhythmia that we treat at Stanford.

Types of arrhythmia include:

Arrhythmia

An abnormal heart rhythm that is considered serious when it causes the heart to beat too slow or too fast to effectively pump blood. 

Arrhythmias in athletes

Constant demands on the heart imposed by an athlete's physical activity may increase the likelihood of several arrhythmias, as well as several structural abnormalities that are associated with arrhythmias. 

Arrhythmias in congenital heart disease

Arrhythmias can pose serious threats to people with congenital heart disease. Supraventricular arrhythmia is the most frequent problem, with a lower incidence of ventricular arrhythmia. 

Arrhythmias in patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation

Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatments for many types of cancer, however, may also have a long term affect on the heart, including arrhythmia. 

Arrhythmias in patients with amyloidosis

A condition in which an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in tissues and organs, affecting their shape and functionality. 

Arrhythmias in patients with sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disorder that affects a number of systems of the body including the heart, producing abnormal heart rhythms caused by blocked electrical impulses.  

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy

Genetic conditions which affect proteins on the surface of heart muscle cells; over time muscle is replaced over time by scar tissue, leading to abnormalities in the lower heart chamber.   

Atrial fibrillation

An irregular heartbeat that may increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. 

Atrial flutter

A type of atrial arrhythmia in which a rapid, circular impulse travels through the upper chamber of the heart. 

Arrhythmias in patients with cardiomyopathy

Some patients with Cardiomyopathy, a condition in which there is thickening of the main pumping chamber of the heart, may also develop ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. 

Brugada syndrome

A genetic disorder caused by abnormalities in ion channels responsible for the flow of electrical signals that control the heart beat; can cause a dangerously fast heart rhythm and lead to dizziness, syncope, or even sudden death.

Long QT syndrome

A disorder that affects the recovery of the electrical state of the heart after each heart beat and is associated with sudden death.

Sudden cardiac death

Death resulting from an abrupt loss of heart function, most commonly occurring from a life-threatening heart rhythm problem; may occur within minutes after symptoms appear or without any warning symptoms at all.

Supraventricular tachycardia

A rapid heart rhythm of the upper heart chambers.

Syncope

Commonly known as fainting or passing out and normally related to temporary insufficient blood flow to the brain, may also suggest a serious disorder when associated with palpitations or irregularities of the heart.

Ventricular arrhythmias/cardiac arrest

Arrhythmias that occur in the lower chamber of the heart which cause rapid heart rhythms; can sometimes lead to cardiac arrest, or sudden cardiac death.

Ventricular fibrillation

An extremely rapid heart rhythm occurring in the lower heart chambers, usually at over 300 beats per minute. The heart is often described as "quivering" since it does not contract in a meaningful way.

Ventricular tachycardia

A condition in which rapid heart rhythm occurs from the ventricles, the main pumping function, and may prevent the heart from effectively beating or pumping blood to the entire body.

For Patients

PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT

For your first appointment, please bring the following test results and information:

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
Current patients may reach one of our outstanding arrhythmia nurse specialists during clinic hours. For after-hours, reach the on-call arrhythmia doctor at 650-723-7111.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-723-6459

For Health Care Professionals

The Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service is committed to doing everything possible to treat your patients and return them to health as quickly as possible. Above all, we want you to feel comfortable and confident that when you refer your patient to us, he or she will receive the finest care possible.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Call 650-723-7111 to schedule urgent patient appointments within 48 hours.

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

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