The human heart beats nearly 100,000 times a day or about 35 million times a year. Each heartbeat begins with an electrical impulse within the heart's electrical network called the conduction system. Heart rhythm disorders occur when there’s a problem with the conduction system that results in irregular heartbeats that are too fast, too slow and/or skipped beats.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital has the largest academic heart rhythm program in Illinois. The electrophysiology lab (EP) is where Bradley Knight, MD
, electrophysiologist and medical director of the Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders
at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
, and his team, treat their patients with medication, various procedures, surgery or a combination of all three. Dr. Knight and his EP lab team were recently featured in a publication called EP Lab Digest
with an in-depth interview about the program, and what sets it apart from others in terms of new devices, equipment and technology, patient care and teamwork.
“Our primary goal is to provide compassionate, high-quality, evidence-based care for patients with heart rhythm disorders to improve our patients’ quality of life and longevity,” says Dr. Knight in the feature article. “Our focus has always been on the management of complex heart rhythm disorders using a tailored interventional approach.”
To learn more about Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders and the EP Lab Team, read the full article.