Electrophysiology Program

Heart rhythm disorders (abnormally slow, irregular or fast heartbeats) affect all ages and range from benign to life-threatening conditions. Our expert team relies on a foundation of empathetic patient care to diagnose and treat these conditions. Our dedication to research complements excellent patient care as we discover new tools to predict life-threatening arrhythmias or technologic advancements to provide safety to our procedures. The program's clinicians and researchers work closely with each other to tailor care to the patient's needs for a better quality of life and longevity.

Comprehensive Care Requires a Personalized Approach

From day one, our team—including administrators, nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors and researchers—is involved in optimizing the care to the patient and their family. Our team is available to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

New Center's Mission: Predict, Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Smidt Heart Institute Launches Comprehensive Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention to Investigate Complex Solutions to a Historically Lethal Problem.

Program Director

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

"Sudden cardiac arrest is a lethal condition affecting 1000 Americans a day. The new Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at the Smidt Heart Institute provides a unique opportunity to push the boundaries of science and make a positive impact."

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Analysis

Study finds that African-Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest at twice the rate of Caucasians.

Finding a Natural Rhythm

Eugenio Cingolani, MD, is developing a radically different kind of pacemaker—one made of a patient's own cells.


Conditions & Treatments

Programs & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Program
  • Familial Arrhythmia Program