Cardiac Electrophysiology (Arrhythmia and Heart Rhythm)

The clinical cardiac electrophysiology (EP) service at OHSU is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of all types of heart rhythm disorders.We offer a complete range of noninvasive and invasive EP services, as well as a vigorous research program into arrhythmias.

Our Team

  • Dr. Charles Henrikson

    Dr. Charles Henrikson is the director of the electrophysiology service at OHSU. Dr. Henrikson performs the full range of EP procedures including laser lead extraction, epicardial access and ablation, and afib ablation. He has an active research program with over 70 peer-reviewed publications.

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  • Dr. Eric Stecker

    Dr. Eric Stecker is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist with an interest in complex ablations including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He also conducts research into the prevention of sudden death by novel methods to identify at-risk populations.

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  • Dr. Jack Kron

    Dr. Jack Kron is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist with over 30 years experience. He has been an investigator on many of the pivotal trials in EP, and has over 100 publications.

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Heart Rhythm & Arrhythmia Treatment Options

OHSU's Heart Rhythm and Arrhythmia experts work as a team to determine the best treatment option for your heart rhythm disorder. These treatment options include:

Ablation (radiofrequency and epicardial)

  • This less invasive, innovative treatment sends radiofrequency signals via a catheter to your heart to prevent the abnormal signals that cause arrhythmia.


  • Pacemakers are a common solution to regulate an irregular heartbeat caused by a heart attack, age, or other factors.


  • If your heartbeat is irregular and abnormally fast, a defibrillator may be required which delivers a shock to the heart to slow the heartbeat to a normal rhythm.

Learn more about these and other treatment options

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503 494-1775


Center for Health & Healing
3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 9th floor
Portland, OR  97239

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For Healthcare Professionals

OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute partners with providers around the region to care for patients with heart and vascular conditions. We provide continuing education, clinical trials, and resources for the practitioners we work with.

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