Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Howard Snitzer will be the first to tell you he’s a lucky man. “I just wish I’d won the lottery instead,” he says, jokingly. But Snitzer knows his good fortune netted him something much more valuable: his life. Snitzer, a 54-year-old chef, miraculously survived a cardiac arrest thanks to a flawless and unrelenting response from [...]

Mayo Clinic diagnoses and treats thousands of children and adults each year who have experienced or are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Mayo physicians have made significant contributions to advancing surgical and genetic testing methods to diagnose and treat children and adults who have hereditary heart rhythm conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

Mayo Clinic's large team of highly experienced heart rhythm doctors uses the most advanced diagnostic tests and technology to identify those at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. They also offer patients extensive experience in preventive care for sudden cardiac arrest. Mayo Clinic locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota have clinics dedicated specifically to treating heart rhythm abnormalities. Mayo's Heart Rhythm Clinic in Minnesota is one of the largest arrhythmia clinics in the nation and comprises three subspecialty clinics that address the causes and treatment of arrhythmias.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Nov. 15, 2012