Atrial Fibrillation Center

St. Luke's Atrial Fibrillation Center

Revolutionizing the Approach to Heart Rhythm Care

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St. Luke's Atrial
Fibrillation Center

1469 Eighth Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts of the heart. It is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm affecting nearly 2.2 million American adults every year.

Normally, the heart beats in a strong, steady rhythm. In Afib, a problem with the heart's electrical system causes it to beat fast and irregularly. This "quivering" upsets the normal rhythm between the upper and the lower parts of the heart. This could
eventually lead to a stroke or heart failure.


Some common symptoms of Afib include:

  • A fluttering feeling in the chest
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Feeling out of breath
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Dizziness and sweating
  • Feeling faint or lightheaded

St. Luke's heart rhythm specialists offer care for:

  • Chronic and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardias
  • Bradycardia
  • Other heart rhythm disorders

St. Luke's Atrial Fibrillation Center is lead by a team of cardiac electrophysiologists and cardiac surgeons who have specialized training in treating Afib and other heart rhythm disorders. We are pioneering the use of new technologies as well as more traditional treatments.


Services include:

  • Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter ablations
  • Cryoballoon ablation
  • Pacemaker implantation and management
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator lead extractions
  • Minimally invasive surgical ablation
  • Atrial appendage occlusion devices
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation and management
  • 3-D mapping

Our Team


Darren Traub, DO

Stephen Olenchock, DO
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery

Robert Hipp, PA-C


St. Luke's Heart & Vascular