Heart & Vascular Center

Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

The Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Yale-New Haven is a comprehensive program offering the latest diagnostics, medications, devices and innovative approaches to care for patients with irregular heart rhythms, heart palpitations and slow and rapid heart rhythms.

Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmia
Our specialists treat patients with all types of heart rhythm disorders, including:

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacemakers)
  • Defibrillator and pacer insertion
  • Device follow-up, including remote home monitoring
  • Device infections
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Premature atrial and ventricular beats
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White

With advanced resources, including leading-edge technology in the hands of experienced clinicians, specialists at the Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmia Service evaluate and recommend the best treatment plan for patients. Available treatments include:

  • Antiarrhythmic medications
  • Cardiac ablation, including catheter and complex procedures
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for congestive heart failure
  • Complicated ablation procedures and pulmonary vein isolations
  • Diagnostic electrophysiology studies and risk stratification
  • Electrical cardioversion
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemaker insertion
  • Laser lead extraction
  • Minimaze procedure
  • Robotic remote navigation
  • Three-dimensional arrhythmia mapping and ablation

At Yale-New Haven, our cardiac specialists use computerized 3-D mapping systems and the most advanced robotics technology to treat abnormal heart rhythms, when appropriate. In the hands of our experienced physicians this minimally invasive procedure offers unparalleled accuracy, stability and control, even in difficult-to-treat locations of the heart.


Robotic catheterization

Yale-New Haven electrophysiologists use robotic remote navigation with 3D visualization, a combination that provides accuracy and stability to the physician during electrophysiology procedures.

Remotely from outside the actual procedure room, using a joystick, electrophysiologists can guide a catheter with amazing precision and accuracy to various places within the patient's heart. This allows not only mapping/localization of the mechanism and source of the patient's arrhythmia, but affords precise and stable positioning so that through the same catheter radiofrequency energy can be delivered to ablate/destroy the heart tissue responsible for the patient's heart rhythm problem.


Yale-New Haven's pediatric arrhythmia team provides electrophysiological diagnosis and treatment, including catheter ablations and pacemaker placement.  To learn more, visit YNHCH's cardiac services.