Advanced diagnosis and treatment for heart rhythm disorders.

CardiacElectrophysiology

We Don’t Skip a Beat

As one of the oldest and most active cardiac electrophysiology programs in the United States, Aurora offers you innovative, effective treatment for heart arrhythmia conditions.

Overview

What Is Cardiac Electrophysiology?

Our cardiac electrophysiologists specialize in working with people who have abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and other conditions related to the heart’s electrical system. Some of the most common disorders we treat include:

World-Class Care

Our Dedicated Cardiac Electrophysiology Care

Our advanced cardiac electrophysiology lab at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee is one of the most active and established facilities in the U.S. Depending on your health needs, you may receive treatment at this lab or at one of our other labs closer to your home.

When you come to us for care, you can count on:

The Latest Tools & Treatments

Our lab is always at the forefront of the latest research and clinical trials:

  • Hybrid AFib ablation: Aurora is the only location in Wisconsin — and one of only a handful of centers in the U.S. — that offers this specialized treatment. Hybrid AFib ablation pinpoints and destroys AFib-causing tissue both inside and outside the heart.
  • Stroke prevention implants: We were the first center in Wisconsin to begin installing devices that block blood clots and help prevent strokes in patients with AFib.
  • S-ICD: We have an active program offering specialized defibrillator implant procedures that avoid putting any hardware in the heart or blood vessels.
  • Leadless Pacemaker: We are one of the first sites in the country to offer pacemaker implant procedures through a catheter-based technique to avoid incisions and surgery.

Learn more about our research and clinical trials.

Our doctors also use innovative 4-D ultrasound imaging systems (moving images added to 3-D technology) to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders. We are one of the first health systems in the world – and the first-ever in Wisconsin – to do so.

We also perform complex procedures like catheter ablation and insert devices such as the newest implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and leadless pacemakers.

State-of-the-art Treatment Rooms

Our advanced cardiac electrophysiology lab at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center offers hybrid catheterization labs/operating rooms (ORs). These innovative hybrid treatment rooms are being used by the top hospitals in the country, including Aurora, to help improve treatment.

Within these hybrid ORs, our specialists — electrophysiologists along with cardiologists, heart surgeons and others — can perform minimally invasive catheter treatments and surgical procedures at the same time. For you, that means faster, safer treatment that requires less time in the hospital.

Learn more about our atrial fibrillation ablation center.

World-Renowned Experts

Our cardiac electrophysiology team regularly publishes and presents at national and international conferences.

In addition, doctors from around the world come to Milwaukee to learn testing and treatments techniques from us. Our training center features world-class technology and curricula to help health care experts treat people with heart and vascular conditions. The more we teach others, the more our skills grow.

Coordinated & Personalized Care

Our electrophysiologists are available 24/7 to consult by phone with Aurora Emergency Room staff and other medical providers to treat people with conditions related to the heart’s electrical system.

Wherever you receive treatment at Aurora, you can expect to be treated as a person, not a “heart condition.” Our doctors spend extra time:

  • Talking to you about your symptoms
  • Helping you understand your condition
  • Clearly explaining treatment options available to you
  • Discussing how your health issue may affect your overall lifestyle and well-being

Diagnosis & Treatment

Heart Rhythm Diagnosis & Treatment

Heart rhythm symptoms often come and go. That can make them challenging to identify and diagnose. Our experienced cardiac electrophysiology team uses sophisticated equipment to pinpoint and treat the precise causes of your conditions.

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Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Center

In our Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Center, we offer groundbreaking hybrid AFib ablation surgery. “Hybrid” ablation means that our doctors, working as teams, use catheters to destroy problematic tissue both on the inside and on the outside of your heart.

This procedure is proving much more effective than traditional catheter ablation, which destroys damaged tissue on just the interior of the heart. We are one of only a few centers in the United States that offers this specialized treatment.

Learn more about Hybrid Ablation.

Meet Our Team

Our Cardiac Electrophysiology department is one of the most well-established and active programs in Wisconsin and the United States. All of our full-time cardiac electrophysiologists travel throughout Wisconsin and to Northern Illinois to bring this world-class care to you.

Because we regularly work with such a large number of patients, you can be sure our team is among the most experienced in the nation. Our specialists also teach, conduct clinical research, publish and present at national and international conferences.

Meet our cardiac electrophysiology team.

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