More than 30 years after its founding, the University of Minnesota Cardiac Arrhythmia Center remains an international leader.
Our Cardiac Arrhythmia Center optimizes care by providing the most appropriate, effective and advanced diagnostic methods and treatments for patients with a broad range of heart rhythm disturbances. These include excessively fast or slow heart rhythms, life-threatening abnormalities, fainting spells (syncope) and related conditions.
Clinical care at the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center is complemented by clinical and basic science research with a focus on atrial fibrillation, complex ventricular tachycardia and syncope. In addition, our physicians collaborate with colleagues in emergency medicine, neurology, biomedical engineering and device development at the University of Minnesota and around the world.
We serve as a referral center for patients with complex rhythm disorders. Our clinical services include:
- Diagnosis of abnormal heart rhythms using conventional electrocardiography (ECG), short-term and long-term wearable and implantable ECG monitoring and comprehensive electrophysiological studies
- Cardiac ablation procedures for complex arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and post-operative tachycardias
- Management of fainting and related disorders
- Appropriate use of pacemakers and defibrillators to prevent and treat life-threatening arrhythmias and heart failure
- Extraction of malfunctioning pacemaker and defibrillator leads