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Heart rhythm management (electrophysiology) program

Heart rhythm management (electrophysiology) program

Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital features one of the largest and most comprehensive arrhythmia programs in the country. Our team of electrophysiologists, skilled technicians, advanced practitioners and nurses collaborate closely to provide a full range of services and personalized care for heart rhythm management. We specialize in treating patients with complex conditions and perform nearly 1,900 procedures each year.

The heart rhythm management team establishes close partnerships with referring physicians, patients and families regarding complex treatment plans. We are dedicated to educating and empowering cardiovascular professionals and those impacted by life-threatening arrhythmias.

The program offers extensive expertise and cutting-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
  • Cryoballoon
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation (concomitant Maze procedures, minimally invasive procedures)

Cardiac device therapy for heart rhythm and heart failure management

  • Including patients with genetic arrhythmias and complex congenital disease

Left atrial appendage occlusion device therapy

Care team


Charles C Gornick, MD Charles C Gornick, MD

Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Heart Rhythm Management

William Katsiyiannis, MD William Katsiyiannis, MD

Co-director of Genetic Arrhythmia Clinic

Raed Husam Abdelhadi, MD Raed Husam Abdelhadi, MD

Director of Electrophysiology

Jay Sengupta, MD Jay Sengupta, MD

Co-director of Cardiac Device Clinic

Co-director of Genetic Arrhythmia Clinic

Chuen Tang, MD Chuen Tang, MD

Co-director of Cardiac Device Clinic

Manjunath Pai, MD Manjunath Pai, MD

Heart Rhythm Management Cardiologist

John S. Zakaib, MD John S. Zakaib, MD

Heart Rhythm Management Cardiologist

JoEllyn C. Moore, MD JoEllyn C. Moore, MD

Heart Rhythm Management Team

Daniel Melby, MD Daniel Melby, MD

Director of Electrophysiology Lab

Kris Krueger, MD
Kaitelin Jensen, NP Elizabeth Hunt, NP-C Elizabeth Hunt, NP-C
Haley Stebbing, PA Courtney Schneider, PA
Tamara Langeberg, NP-C Tamara Langeberg, NP-C Christy Maxfield, NP-C Christy Maxfield, NP-C
Allison Sill, NP-C Allison Sill, NP-C Amy Larson, PA-C