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Heart Rhythm Management

Terry Trippler had a heart rhythm problem so he went to Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern to see Dr. Katsiyiannis for an Ablation procedure. Click on the video to hear his success story.

Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern has one of the largest and most comprehensive arrhythmia programs in the United States. Its team of nationally known electrophysiologists, skilled technicians, advanced practitioners and nurses collaborate closely to provide a full range of services and personalized care in state-of-the-art facilities.

We treat many patients with complex conditions and performs nearly 1,900 procedures annually, a high volume by national standards. This volume continues to grow. For example, the team has doubled the number of complex atrial fibrillation ablations performed in the past five years with success and safety rates that are among the best in the nation.

The electrophysiologists also establish close communication and strong partnerships with referring physicians, patients and families regarding complex treatment plans and results. The group is dedicated to providing education programs for referring physicians, patients and citizen groups to advance the understanding of life-threatening arrhythmias.

The team offers extensive experience and quality results using leading edge technology in the following areas:

Complex Ablation Procedures Using 3D Mapping Systems

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Epicardial ablation
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Arrhythmias associated with congenital heart disease

Lead Extraction with Laser Assistance and Surgical Back-up

  • Advanced ablation techniques
  • Magnetically guided sterotaxis
  • Cryoballoon
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation (concomitant Maze procedures, minimally invasive procedures)

Cardiac Device Therapy for Heart Rhythm and Heart Failure Management

This includes patients with genetic arrhythmias and complex congenital disease.

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device Therapy