Heart Programs - University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Our electrophysiologists are renowned for innovative and effective approaches to the evaluation and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances and fainting spells (syncope). Employing a wide array of technologies and techniques, we are able to diagnosis the most complex cases and determine the best treatment strategies (drugs, implanted devices, surgery or ablation).

Our physicians helped develop many of today’s state-of-the-art catheters and pacemakers. They have also engaged in research that promises a 50 percent improvement in cardiac arrest resuscitation rates and pioneered cardiac resynchronization therapy, a technique especially beneficial for patients with refractory heart failure.

When you see the electrophysiologists from University of Minnesota Physicians, you are in the hands of experienced cardiologists who have cared for thousands of arrhythmia patients. Medical treatment is usually required if the arrhythmia causes significant symptoms or puts you at risk of more serious complications.

Electrophysiology services

Diagnostic electrophysiology studies
University of Minnesota Physicians Heart electrophysiologists use the latest technological advances to help diagnosis heart rhythm disorders.

In the 1950s, in collaboration with University of Minnesota cardiovascular surgeons, engineers developed the first cardiac pacemaker. In the 1990s, University of Minnesota Physicians implanted some of the first bi-ventricular pacemakers and defibrillators.

Can an arrhythmia be stopped forever? Absolutely. Many arrhythmias can be cured. On a daily basis arrhythmias are cured for most patients, who then are worry-free of this heart problem for the rest of their lives.

Treatment Services