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Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center
Our Approach to Care
The Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center (SHAC) is one of the few centers in the country with the expertise and technology to perform all of the most revolutionary ablation procedures available for the treatment of heart arrhythmias. The center is a national leader in performing the Open Cox Maze IV and minimally invasive Cox Maze procedures, as well as hybrid surgical ablation.
Physicians at the SHAC are committed to employing the latest methods and tools to treat Afib, which is a growing national health concern. Sentara Heart is experiencing an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for Afib. The risk of developing this heart rhythm disorder, which affects nearly 5.1 million Americans, increases with age. As the Baby Boomer generation gets older, the number of people with Afib could triple to 15.9 million by 2050.
Our Center is proud to be a founding member of the National Alliance of Integrated AFIB Centers (NAIAC). NAIAC, comprised of the nation’s top hospitals, is passionate about bringing comprehensive, expert Afib care to patients. NAIAC members are collaborating across facilities and specialties, combining resources, specialists, research and technology. This means that patients receive evidence-based treatment that will offer them the best outcome possible.
Individuals seeking arrhythmia care comprise a very diverse group, some of whom require complex therapies. The SHAC provides a resource for managing unique patients across the region with seamless access to advanced diagnosis and medical and interventional treatments—all within one setting. We are the only center in Southeastern Virginia to bring together highly talented cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiac electrophysiologists in a highly collaborative approach to cardiac care. We consider this centralized treatment process to be an important step forward for patient care and satisfaction.