Primary Arrhythmias

An arrhythmia is a problem with your heart’s rhythm. Arrhythmias occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate heartbeats are not working properly, making the heart beat too quickly, too slowly or inconsistently. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but some can cause troublesome or even fatal symptoms.

Dr. Pamela Mason, an electrophysiologist at the University of Virginia Cardiovascular Genetics clinic, discusses the importance of getting screened when family members have heart rhythm abnormalities. These conditions can be treated. The comprehensive cardiovascular genetics program provides a team of physicians and a genetic counselor that will be there to answer all of you and your family’s questions.

Genetic Testing & Arrhythmia

Use this feature below to learn more about primary arrhythmias and your screening and testing options.