About

Founded in 2006, the Cardiovascular Center's Atrial Fibrillation Program refines and defines management of this disease by using ablation to cure it. Averaging 15 patients a week, 60 percent of who come from out of the state, the success rate is more than 90 percent. That means within three months of ablation, patients are cured of the arrhythmia and off medication.

As a patient, you will receive care from some of the world's leading specialists as many of our physicians have participated in the research and development of the newest treatments, including the latest in cardiac ablation. We also offer access to the most advanced techniques and technology, giving patients a complete range of treatment and drug options for atrial fibrillation.

Treatments

Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis, Management, and Follow-up

Patient information about atrial fibrillation, diagnosis, management, and follow upIf you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, please feel free to download this informational brochure. It is produced by the Cardiovascular Center of University of Utah Health and is intended to help you better understand the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. It is important to read through all of the information carefully and discuss any further questions you may have with a doctor.

Research

The Comprehensive Arrhythmia Reserach & Management Center works as a uniquely multifaceted and comprehensive program, collaborating with research partners to further develop the technology, research, and clinical management for the advancement of superior, world-class medical treatment of atrial arrhythmias.

Procedures

Cardiologists

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD, FHRS

Dr. Chelu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate and master degrees in physics from Babes-Bolyai University and his medical degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. Subsequently, he joined Baylor College of Medicine in Houston for his doctoral degree. After compl... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

Redwood Health Center 801-213-9990
Stansbury Health Center 435-843-3096
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676

Roger A. Freedman, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Roger A. Freedman, M.D. has been a faculty member at the University of Utah for over 20 years. He specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly in the implantation and management of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. Pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction is a highly specialized technique in which Dr. Freedman is gre... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Lead Extraction

Locations:

Idaho Heart Institute 801-585-1935
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County 801-585-7676
Star Valley Medical Center 801-585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676
William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic 801-585-7676

Frederick T. Han, FACC, MD, FHRS

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Frederick Han is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Han strives to give excellent care to his patients by providing open communication and individualized treatment. He makes every effort to provide evidenced-based care while also striving to ensure patient satisfaction.He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees fro... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County 801-585-7676
South Jordan Health Center 801-585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676
William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic 801-585-7676

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD

Patient Rating:

4.5

4.5 out of 5

Dr. Marrouche has dedicated his career to developing innovative research and clinical practices to advance patient care, diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias. In 2009, at the University of Utah, he created the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center (CARMA) bringing together a cross-departmental team of physicians, scientist... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Arrhythmia Management, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676

Ravi Ranjan, MD, PhD

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Ravi Ranjan, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist specializing in cardiac electrophysiology. His clinical interests include ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardias and supra-ventricular tachycardias. He also has keen interest in cardiac device based therapy like cardiac resynchronization therapy, ICDs an... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

Basin Clinic 801-585-7676
Castle Country Clinic 801-585-7676
University Hospital 801-585-7676

Benjamin A. Steinberg, MD, MHS, FACC

Dr. Steinberg is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.He specializes in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disorders, ranging from the abnormally slow (bradyarrhythmias) to irregular and fast arrhythmias (tachyarrhythmias). In addition to seeing patie... Read More

T. Scott Wall, MD

Dr. Wall is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Wall completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he proceeded to complete... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Brenda I. Fish, APRN, CCDS, MSN

Brenda Fish, APRN, is a nurse Practitioner in Cardiology, specializing in arrhythmias and devices such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators. She is licensed to practice in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada and participated in our Outreach clinics in these states. Brenda received her undergraduate and advanced degrees from the University of Ut... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

East Falls Orthopaedics Clinic 801-585-1935
Idaho Heart Institute 801-585-1935
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-585-7676

Paulina K. Gudgell, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC

Paulina Gudgell, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC has been practicing in the department of Cardiology as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) since 2010. She began practicing in the specialty of Cardiac Electrophysiology, where she practiced for 1.5 years treating patients with a variety of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, with a special focus on atrial fibrillation, al... Read More

Specialties:

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, General Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology

Locations:

Redwood Health Center
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
801-587-5888

Charles S. King, PA-C, MPAS

Mr. King’s clinical interests are in the care of adults and children with cardiac congenital diseases and cardiac arrhythmias. He actively participates in research efforts in collaboration with the Department of Pediatric/Pediatric Cardiology, Division, Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology, Department of Fetal and Maternal Medicin... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology
801-662-5400

Locations

University Campus
University of Utah Hospital
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
801-581-2121
Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
801-662-1000

Patient Experience

Clinical Trials

  • Cardiac Lead Assessment Study
    Keywords: pacemaker lead, defibrillator lead
    Status: Recruiting
  • LSS 4SITE
    Keywords: cardiology, heart failure, cardiac electrophysiology
    Status: Recruiting
  • AMULET
    Keywords: Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device, LAA
    Status: Not yet recruiting
  • MultiPoint Pacing
    Keywords: EP
    Status: Not yet recruiting
  • QP ExCELS
    Keywords: CRTD
    Status: Recruiting
  • GENETIC-AF
    Keywords: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter
    Status: Recruiting
  • AdaptResponse
    Keywords: Cardiac, Resynchronization, CRT
    Status: Not yet recruiting
  • S-ICD
    Keywords: S-ICD, ICD, SQ-ICD, Clinical Trial , Cardiac
    Status: Recruiting