The Inherited Arrhythmia Center is located at Desk J2-2 on the second floor of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.
To make an appointment, please call toll-free 800.659.7822 (Cardiology Appointments) or schedule online with the Request an Appointment option. If you choose to request an online appointment, select Cardiology as the Department or Specialty Area. Let the appointment office know if you are having acute symptoms. When you make your appointment, ask the appointment secretary for the name of your physician.
Physician Referrals - Call 800.659.7822 (or call the physician’s office directly).
Before Your Appointment
If your scheduled appointment is at least one week away, you will be asked to send in your records, including medical history, test results and films (such as echocardiogram, chest X-ray, MRI, CT, etc.) and a detailed family history if you have one. Some patients may have prior genetic testing and copies of the testing reports are helpful. All information should be sent in the same package.
Important Mailing Information
If your scheduled appointment is less than one week away, please bring your records to your appointment.
Travel to the Cleveland Clinic
If you are traveling to Cleveland Clinic from outside of the area, we can help make the trip as easy as possible.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
You will meet with a nurse who will collect information about you and your condition.
Depending on the specific type of inherited arrhythmia you have, you may need additional tests. These can include specialized blood tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), stress tests, ambulatory monitoring and/or imaging tests .
You will then meet with your Center cardiologist. (S)he will review your records and take a medical history, perform a physical exam, and talk to you about other specialists within the Center that you may need to see. You will receive a diagnosis and plan of care.
Genetic testing may be indicated as part of your evaluation and you may be asked to meet with our genetic counselors.
Treatment plans include:
- Learning about your inherited arrhythmia
- Counseling on lifestyle considerations
- Procedures such as catheter ablation or pacemaker/defibrillator implantation
How long will you need to stay at Cleveland Clinic?
The length of time needed to complete all the tests is different for each patient. However, if you are visiting Cleveland Clinic from outside the area, you should plan to stay in the Cleveland area for 1 to 2 days.
Regular follow up is necessary for patients with inherited arrhythmias. Your doctor at the Center will let you know how often you will need to come back for follow-up care and the other details of your treatment plan.