Advanced electrophysiology services for irregular heartbeat

A racing heart, a skipped beat, a flutter in your chest — these can be a sign of an abnormal heart rhythm. If your primary care doctor detects a heart murmur or you’ve been experiencing symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder, you may need to see a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology (EP) for testing and diagnosis.

The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute (KCHRI) at the HCA Midwest Health Heart and Vascular Institute offers:

  • Easy access to world-class heart care
  • A compassionate and patient-centered care philosophy
  • Cutting-edge technology and care guided by the latest research resulting in the best possible outcomes
  • A team approach – Our electrophysiologists collaborate with heart surgeons, interventional cardiologists, heart failure cardiologists and imaging cardiologist to solve the most complex arrhythmias

KCHRI has five EP practice sites located conveniently throughout the metro and offers electrophysiology services at four KC hospitals:

We also offer pediatric arrhythmia care at the Pediatric Specialty Clinic at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Conditions We Treat

We diagnose and treat all arrhythmia types and heart rhythm related conditions such as:

  • Bradycardia (sinus node dysfunction, heart block)
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) – Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT), atrioventricular reentry tachycardia (AVRT), Atrial tachycardia (AT), Inappropriate sinus node tachycardia (IAST), Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)
  • Adult congenital heart disease arrhythmias
  • Inherited cardiac arrhythmias – Long QT, Brugada, Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM), Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD), Catecholaminergic polymorphic VT
  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Syncope
  • Heart Failure - cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmic myocarditis

Kansas City EP heart rhythm expert Dr Lakkireddy

Meet Our Electrophysiologists

KCHRI is led by internationally renowned leader in electrophysiology research and education, Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS. Our EP physicians are:

  • Board Certified and fellows of ACC, HRS, APHRS, ESC, EHRA
  • International experts advancing the field
  • Prominent clinical researchers – over 400 peer reviewed publications, 1000 abstracts and are national primary investigators for several studies
  • Leaders in arrhythmia education – Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium (KCHRS), International Symposium on Left Atrial Appendage, Allied Professional Symposium, Fellows Boot Camp
  • Invited speakers in several regional, national and international arrhythmia symposia
  • Part of an International Electrophysiology Alliance – collaboration with Harvard, UCLA, UCSF, Mayo, Mount Sinai, TCAI, top leaders in China, Japan, Europe, South America and Australia. KCHRI physicians have alliances for research and patient education with EP centers all over the world

Call (913) 449-1297 for an Appointment

Diagnosis

KCHRI offers the latest tests at seven locations to conveniently and accurately diagnose your heart arrhythmia.

Treatment

KCHRI offers leading treatment options and cutting-edge technology to treat all types of heart arrhythmia.