Dr. Walter Lawrence Atiga, MD

Dr. Walter Lawrence Atiga, MD

Dr. Walter Lawrence Atiga, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (703) 208-7259

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Specialties
  • Electrophysiology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal ecg
  • anomalous atrioventricular excitation
  • arrhythmias during pregnancy
  • arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart diseases
  • atrial fibrillation
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Procedures I Perform
  • 4d flow mri
  • ablation arrhythmogenic focus
  • ablation av node
  • ablation for supraventricular tachycardia
  • ablation for ventricular tachycardia
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About the Provider

Dr. Atiga’s expertise is the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), ventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), and bradycardia. He is also a specialist in determining causes of syncope. To treat these conditions, he uses techniques including catheter ablation without the need for fluoroscopy, implantation of pacemakers, and implantation of defibrillators. Dr. Atiga specializes in device therapy to treat orthostatic intolerance and is particularly interested in using devices to treat electromechanical cardiac dysfunction that can result in heart failure.

Philosophy of Care
“I treat each of my patients with compassion and respect. I treat each patient as though they are a member of my family. I recognize that each individual requires a unique approach to treating their particular heart rhythm issues. An integral part of this approach is listening to the patient’s needs and making sure that they are fully informed of their different treatment options—only then can they make the best possible healthcare decisions for their personal circumstances.”

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1998)
  • Fellowship Program: National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (1995)
  • Residency Program: National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (1993)
  • Internship/Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center (1992)
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1990)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
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