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The Center for Arrhythmia Care

Roderick Tung, MD, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the University of Chicago Medicine's new Arrhythmia Technology Suite

Electrophysiology experts at the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Arrhythmia Care are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias).

Our team of electrophysiologists (physicians who specialize in heart rhythm problems) are focused on delivering individualized care that offers a comprehensive management plan for your arrhythmia and any underlying condition(s) that may be intensifying or causing the heart rhythm disorder.

Complete, Multidisciplinary Care

At the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Arrhythmia Care, we work with each patient to deliver high-quality, personalized care, whether you are seeking a first opinion for your condition or turning to us as a last resort. Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, we combine the best minds in heart rhythm medicine to ensure each patient receives a comprehensive treatment strategy that complements their diagnosis and lifestyle.

Innovation Through Collaboration

To manage complex cases, our arrhythmia experts collaborate with cardiovascular intensivists, cardiac surgeons and heart failure specialists to find novel ways to treat complicated conditions. For example, to treat patients who have not experienced symptom relief after using standard therapies offered in the community, we partner with our robotic heart surgeon to perform hybrid procedures, combining the best of surgical and interventional cardiology and offering our patients a truly innovative solution. Additionally, our electrophysiologists are collaborating with heart failure experts to provide advanced, concierge-level ventricular care to patients with congestive heart failure and ventricular dysfunction.

Leading-Edge Technology for Advanced Treatment

With access to the latest technological advancements, our arrhythmia care team can deliver personalized treatment designed to improve success and safety. Using innovative heart rhythm mapping systems allows us to pinpoint arrhythmia locations for highly precise, targeted treatment. Additionally, having the latest implantable device technology, such as the leadless pacemakers and subcutaneous defibrillators, enables us to select the ideal device for each patient.

Along with offering the leading-edge technology, our facilities are also of the highest caliber. We work out of three state-of-the-art procedural suites that were specifically designed for maximum safety and efficiency. These suites are in close proximity to both the cardiac catheterization suite and the cardiac operating rooms, allowing us to easily perform complex procedures.

Trusted Partner for High-Risk Patients

At the University of Chicago Medicine, we welcome high-risk patients and complex cases, including those turned away from other institutions. Our dedication to being at the forefront of innovation inspires us to advance the science of clinical medicine, including combining new theories, therapies and techniques to find a novel solution for these patients. We are constantly challenging ourselves to discover new ways to manage conditions that are not cannot be successfully treated with standard options.

Active Research to Improve Patient Outcomes

The Center for Arrhythmia Care has a strong commitment to basic, clinical and translational research. Our goal is to discover new methods for preventing arrhythmias and improving patient care. Our nationally recognized, National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded physician-scientists are developing new technologies to better understand atrial fibrillation and create novel treatments for better outcomes and quality of life for our patients.

Our physicians are working to convert basic research into bedside care for our patients through clinical trials. Clinical trials allows us to offer patients access to the latest, most advanced treatment options, even before they are widely available. « Learn more about our clinical trials.