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Heart Rhythm Management (Electrophysiology) Program

  • Heart rhythm problems (also called irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia) are the result of abnormal electrical impulses that cause the heart to beat too quickly, too slowly or irregularly. Learn more about the many types of arrhythmias.

    Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital offers several options for diagnosing and treating heart rhythm issues.

    Consider a referral to the Genetic Arrhythmia Center if:

    • Your family medical history includes sudden death before age 40, or
    • You experience fainting episodes during or after physical activity or due to emotional excitement or distress.

    Ask your primary care provider for a referral.