Arrhythmia Service (Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute)
A cardiac arrhythmia is a deviation or disturbance in the heart’s normal rhythm. Conditions that affect the structure of the heart muscle or its valves, or alter electrical activity within the heart, may cause an arrhythmia (or irregular heartbeat). Arrhythmias may be benign, symptomatic, life threatening or even fatal. Cardiologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating arrhythmic conditions are called electrophysiologists.
At Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt, we offer patients the expertise of highly skilled electrophysiologists. Some of the common conditions they treat include atrial fibrillation, atrial and ventricular tachycardia, bradycardia, complete heart block and syncope. Our electrophysiologists perform various tests to diagnose and better understand abnormal heart rhythms, including the risk of serious disease and the patient’s likely response to treatment.
Our specialists offer a full range of treatments for arrhythmic conditions, including antiarrhythmic medications, catheter ablation and the implantation of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). They are also skilled at laser lead extraction, a catheter-based procedure performed to safely remove and replace dysfunctional pacemaker and ICD leads.
Our electrophysiologists currently see patients at two UMPA practice sites in Manhattan, including Harlem and the Upper West Side. For more information, please contact the offices below:
UMPA Cardiology at 59th Street
425 West 59th Street, Suite 9A
New York, NY 10019
UMPA at Amsterdam Avenue
1090 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 8F
New York, NY 10027
As a leader in cardiology services, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt have undertaken a project to consolidate its cardiac arrhythmia expertise and build a world-class arrhythmia center. This institution will be dedicated to providing cutting-edge care for all types of arrhythmias and performing advanced training and research in the field.
This 16,000-square-foot facility, called the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, houses three state-of-the-art treatment laboratories, a clinical outpatient center and research facilities. The institute is named after His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait, who has made a multimillion dollar commitment to its development.