Arrhythmia Research

Beth A. Habecker, Ph.D.

The arrhythmia research laboratories in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute investigate arrhythmia mechanisms and treatments across the spectrum from bench to bedside. Our program includes basic scientists, translational researchers, and clinical investigators as well as clinical arrhythmia specialists. We work to elucidate mechanisms of arrhythmias, to develop new treatments, and to improve care and outcomes for all patients. Current projects of interest include:

  • Development of novel electrocardiographic markers of the risk of cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Prediction and prevention studies of ventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Development and pre-clinical testing of novel arrhythmia ablation devices.
  • Pharmaceutical compositions and methods to treat long QT syndrome.
  • Cardiac nerve regeneration therapies that can normalize electrical activity and prevent arrhythmias in heart attack survivors.
  • Multiple clinical trials for the treatment of arrhythmia.


Postdoctoral and other research positions are available within the arrhythmia research laboratories of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute.

For more information

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For patients

Call 503-418-1964 to learn more about actively enrolling cardiovascular clinical trials.