East Tennessee Heart Consultants

Dedicated specialists leading the way to heart health ....

Meet Our Team

East Tennessee Heart Consultants

East Tennessee Heart Consultants - Physicians Regional Medical Center
  • 900 East Oak Hill AvenueSuites 500 & 600KnoxvilleTN37917
    Cardiovascular: Drs. Akhtar, Chaudhry, Cox, Doiron, Hookman, Hottigoudar, Irivbogbe, Martin, McCoy, Michelson, Rotondo, Ternay, Treasure
    900 East Oak Hill Avenue
    Suites 500 & 600
    Knoxville, TN 37917
  • (865) 647-5800
    (865) 647-5800
  • (865) 525-0245
    (865) 525-0245
East Tennessee Heart Consultants - Turkey Creek Medical Center
  • 10800 Parkside DriveSuite 331KnoxvilleTN 37934
    Cardiovascular: Drs. Bishop, Eichholz, Foster, Lindsay, Mehta, Patel, Reed, Sharma
    10800 Parkside Drive
    Suite 331
    Knoxville, TN 37934
  • (865) 392-3400
    (865) 392-3400
  • (865) 392-3449
    (865) 392-3449
East Tennessee Heart Consultants - North Knoxville
  • 7557B Dannaher DriveSuite G-35PowellTN37849
    Cardiovascular: Dr. Abazid
    7557B Dannaher Drive
    Suite G-35
    Powell, TN 37849
  • (865) 647-5800
    (865) 647-5800
  • (865) 673-4174
    (865) 673-4174

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Advanced Care for Arrhythmias

A heart-rhythm disorder, known as an arrhythmia, is characterized by abnormal heart beat — too fast, too slow, or uneven. Many arrhythmias don’t pose a serious health danger, but for patients who require treatment, Tennova Cardiology's arrhythmia specialists have the training and expertise to provide advanced care.

State-of-the-art Arrhythmia Treatment

East Tennessee Heart Consultants' arrhythmia specialists utilize advanced technology to measure the heart’s electrical activity and identify damage to the heart. Doctors use tests such as an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), electrophysiology studies or a Holter monitor, which records heart activity over a period of time, to diagnose arrhythmias.

Depending on the type and severity of the arrhythmia, there are a range of treatment options. East Tennessee heart doctors provide comprehensive arrhythmia treatment from lifestyle modification assistance to highly complex surgical treatment:

  • Lifestyle modification and medical management – Stress, caffeine, alcohol, or other substances can contribute to arrhythmias. The Tennova cardiologists provide education and resources to help you adopt healthier lifestyle habits to eliminate arrhythmias. When lifestyle changes are insufficient, arrhythmia specialists can develop a treatment plan using medications. 
  • Cardioversion – Fast arrhythmias can be treated by delivering an electrical shock to the heart, utilizing an ECG monitor and a defibrillator. 
  • Catheter ablation – A tiny catheter-guided electrode can be used to eliminate abnormal heart cells that are causing the arrhythmia. 
  • Implantable devices – Placed just under the skin, small devices can be used to send electrical signals to the heart to regulate heartbeat. A pacemaker is used to regulate a slow heartbeat, and a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is used to regulate a fast heartbeat (defibrillation). 
  • Surgical ablation – When other treatment options are insufficient, arrhythmia specialists can perform surgery to remove the tissue that is causing the arrhythmia. Physicians Regional Medical Center and Turkey Creek Medical Center are equipped with the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System, which gives surgeons greater precision, and can offer patients less scarring and a faster recovery.

Arrhythmia Careb by East Tennessee Heart Doctors

East Tennessee Heart Consultants is a leader in arrhythmia care, providing the most comprehensive treatment in the region. Arrhythmia specialists provide care at two hospital locations: Physicians Regional Medical Center and Turkey Creek Medical Center.