Heart Rhythm & Arrhythmia Treatment Options
OHSU's Heart Rhythm and Arrhythmia experts work as a team to determine the best treatment option for your heart rhythm disorder. These treatment options include:
Ablation (radiofrequency and epicardial)
- This less invasive, innovative treatment sends radiofrequency signals via a catheter to your heart to prevent the abnormal signals that cause arrhythmia.
- Pacemakers are a common solution to regulate an irregular heartbeat caused by a heart attack, age, or other factors.
- If your heartbeat is irregular and abnormally fast, a defibrillator may be required which delivers a shock to the heart to slow the heartbeat to a normal rhythm.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Charles Henrikson is the director of the electrophysiology program at OHSU. Dr. Henrikson performs the full range of EP procedures including laser lead extraction, epicardial access and ablation, and afib ablation. He has an active research program with over 70 peer-reviewed publications.