Heart Rhythm Clinic Overview


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The staff in the Heart Rhythm Clinic at Mayo Clinic has experience and expertise diagnosing and treating adults and children with all types of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmia). The Heart Rhythm Clinic offers advanced diagnostic procedures and treatments for arrhythmias.

The Heart Rhythm Clinic takes a patient-centered, team approach. Doctors specializing in heart disease (cardiologists) who are trained in evaluating and treating heart rhythm problems and their complications work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide you with comprehensive care. Doctors evaluate you to determine which treatment may be most appropriate to treat your symptoms.

Common disorders evaluated in the Heart Rhythm Clinic include:

  • Fainting (syncope). If you have experienced syncope, doctors may assess the severity of your condition and conduct further tests to determine if medications or placement of a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) would be beneficial for you.
  • Heart failure. If you have heart failure, doctors may evaluate you and determine whether you're a candidate for a biventricular pacemaker.
  • Sudden cardiac death. If you have heart disease, doctors may assess your risk of sudden cardiac death and determine whether you're a candidate for an ICD.
  • Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias). If you have heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), doctors may assess whether medical (drug) therapy, cardiac ablation, a pacemaker, ICD or other advanced treatment options may be appropriate treatments for your condition.

Staff in the Heart Rhythm Clinic has expertise and experience in evaluating and treating many heart rhythm disorders, including:

The experienced staff uses advanced imaging and mapping techniques. These diagnostic tools allow doctors to make prompt and accurate diagnoses and to develop personalized treatment plans for you. Doctors trained in heart rhythm disorders may evaluate you and determine whether you should be treated in the Electrophysiology Laboratory or if other therapies are more appropriate for your condition.

Staff will follow up with you after your treatment. If you had a pacemaker implanted, staff will educate you about your pacemaker and modify your pacemaker functions to meet your individual needs.

Doctors trained in pediatric cardiology (pediatric cardiologists) treat children with heart rhythm disorders at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

State-of-the-art implementation of artificial intelligence

Mayo Clinic is a leader in the movement to bring artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology tools and technology into clinical practice to benefit people with heart rhythm disorders and those who are at increased risk of them. The clinic's AI cardiovascular team is applying these new techniques to early risk prediction and diagnosis of serious and complex heart rhythm problems. For example, AI-guided ECGs are detecting atrial fibrillation before any symptoms are evident.


The experienced doctors in the Heart Rhythm Clinic bring the perspective of clinical researchers. They conduct clinical research to discover new treatments and improve the care of people with heart rhythm disorders. Read more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.


You may be referred by your primary doctor, or you may make an appointment without a referral. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Jan. 14, 2023