An arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the heart which can cause it to beat too fast, too slow, or unevenly. Emerson, through its cardiology affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital, offers the full spectrum of arrhythmia care.


Emerson Hospital cardiologists work closely with physicians from the the Mass General Cardiology Program at Emerson Hospital to treat patients with arrhythmias. Electrophysiologists — physicians who are experts in heart rhythm disturbances — evaluate patients in Concord and work with Emerson cardiologists to develop treatment plans. Patients benefit from the expertise of a world-renowned academic medical center in a convenient location. Available treatments at Emerson and Mass General include:

Diagnosis and Testing

Cardiac arrhythmias are diagnosed using procedures such as electrophysiology studies. Emerson cardiologists and the affiliated cardiac specialists in the Mass General Cardiology Program at Emerson offer a range of diagnostic procedures for cardiac arrhythmias. Diagnostic tests include:


Emerson Hospital offers a comprehensive array of services for patients with heart problems including:

Support Services

Emerson offers a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for patients who have arrhythmias and other cardiac conditions. Emerson Hospital also offers a number of other specialty services that complement the medical needs of many cardiovascular patients. These include:

Emerson Hospital Weight Loss Program — Provides surgical options for weight loss

Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine — Helps patients manage problems with wound healing, sometimes a complication of vascular problems

Agarwal Diabetes Center — Clinical care, support and education for patients with diabetes

Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body — Emerson offers a wide range of community health and wellness programs and classes that can help participants lower cardiac risk factors. Topics include heart-healthy eating with cooking demonstrations, the latest information on preventing and treating heart disease, programs that use hypnosis to help participants quit smoking or lose weight, and stress reduction programs that use yoga, meditation, reiki and qi gong.


Emerson’s cardiology program is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. The Mass General Cardiology Program at Emerson Hospital brings the expertise of a world-renowned academic medical center to a convenient location in Concord.  Specialists in electrophysiology work with Emerson cardiologists to provide the best possible care to cardiovascular patients.