As one of the top programs in the nation treating heart rhythm disorders, and as the Midwest’s highest ranked hospital for quality and safety, Ohio State offers cutting-edge care to treat arrhythmia in a dedicated floor of the Ross Heart Hospital. Our patients are treated by world-class physicians who are also pioneering new research, devices and surgical procedures to innovate care.
We are one of the highest volume centers in the nation offering the full spectrum of treatment options including device implants such as pacemakers and defibrillators, ablation procedures and surgical procedures. Ohio State has been a leading pioneer in researching and testing pacemaker and defibrillator technology and this experience provides added benefit for the care of our patients, and gives them access to leading edge devices.
Why does the heart flutter?
Palpitations make you feel like your heart is fluttering. In most cases the flutter can be caused by anxiety, stress, fatigue, too much caffeine, nicotine or alcohol and will usually go away on its own. However, sometimes it is a sign of a serious heart condition. So it's important to seek immediate medical attention if the fluttering is accompanied by any of these symptoms: shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, and/or fainting.