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Electrophysiology

Providing Care to Patient Across the Midwest

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center specializes in the management of heart rhythm disorders.

Why Choose Us?

Electrophysiology Labs

  • Our program has three specialized electrophysiology labs with the newest imaging and mapping systems.
  • Electrophysiologists perform complex mapping, ablations and pacemaker, defibrillator, heart failure device and loop recorder placement.
  • The electrophysiology lab at CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center has received accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), making it the first in Minnesota and seventh in the world to earn this recognition.

Pacemaker & ICD Clinic

  • Our program is one of the largest in Minnesota. The clinic team monitors 4,500 patients with implanted devices per year.
  • They assure devices work correctly, optimize device settings to best meet your needs and assess the life of devices.
  • They perform more than 22,000 device-monitoring evaluations through remote (home) or in-clinic (in person) visits per year.
  • The clinic provides services to 16 outreach sites.

Atrial Fibrillation Management Program

  • This program helps you manage atrial fibrillation (AFib) symptoms and prevent stroke and heart failure.
  • A care team evaluates and develops a treatment plan to control patient heart rhythm and rate. The team will then monitor the effectiveness of the treatment plan.
  • They will educate and support you and your family.

Research

  • We actively take part in research studies. If you tried standard care without success, our research program gives you access to new drugs and treatments.
  • Through this research program, we were an early user of the Medtronic Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker. The device was implanted as part of a global clinical trial. We were one of only 70 sites worldwide to be chosen to participate.
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Featured Patient Story

Bryant B's Story Electrophysiology Patient Story
"Running a half marathon is challenging. Running it after experiencing a near-fatal heart condition and being placed on a heart transplant list is a whole different story."
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