Welcome to Boston Medical Center's Arrhythmia Center. Here we offer state-of-the-art facilities and caring physicians to address all of your heart rhythm needs. Our electrophysiology laboratory provides a full evaluation and treatment program so that you can soon be on the path to recovery.
Arrhythmias occur when there is a change in the normal rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. They are generally caused by abnormalities in the heart's electrical system and are classified by their place of origin and by their rate.
We specialize in the following services:
- Ablation -- The application of radiofrequency heat energy or freezing to destroy the tissues in the heart that are causing arrhythmia.
- Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) -- Sometimes implantable devices are used to correct an abnormally slow or fast heart rhythm. They sense the heartbeat and turn on when regulation is necessary. These devices can also coordinate the contraction of the heart's pumping chambers to increase the efficiency of the heart and improve congestive heart failure symptoms.
- Evaluation of syncope (fainting) and palpitations
To learn more about the different types of arrhythmias, how they are diagnosed, and how our specialists at Boston Medical Center can work with you and your physician to treat them, click on one of the links on the right side of the page under Arrhythmia Center.
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To contact the Boston Medical Arrhythmia Center please call:
For Patients: (617) 638-8734
For Providers: (617) 638-8776
For Providers 24 hrs: (617) 638-8000
Ask to page the on-call electrophysiologist
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Director: Kevin Monahan, MD
John Cadigan III, MD
Robert Helm, MD
Ankur A. Karnik, M.D.
Michael Mazzini, MD
Daniel A. Soroff, MD
Arlene Dermovsesian, MS, RN, CS, NP
Tracey Lavey, MS, RN, CS
Mary A. Morabito MS, RN, CS
Susan McGahan, NP
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