Mayo's Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation Laboratory is active in all aspects of the care of children, adolescents, and adult patients with cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders). Outpatients are seen in the Arrhythmia Clinic and Pediatric Cardiology Clinic.
Nationally-recognized electrophysiologists (cardiologists with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders) staff the Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation Laboratory. The experienced staff uses advanced three-dimensional mapping and imaging systems. Lab staff are actively developing new technologies to treat heart rhythm disorders. Many physicians in the Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation Laboratory have held or now hold leadership roles in the Heart Rhythm Society, a leading professional organization for heart rhythm disorders.
Inpatient electrophysiology studies are performed in four state-of-the-art biplane procedure rooms with advanced analysis and recording equipment.
Patients of all ages with heart arrhythmias have been diagnosed and treated in the lab at Mayo Clinic for more than 25 years. Patients are treated who have had several conditions, including:
Mayo Clinic is a national leader in the areas of catheter ablation and implantable devices, including the use of advanced technology for treating arrhythmias. More than 900 catheter ablations are performed each year. More than 15,000 electrophysiology procedures have been performed during the past five years.