Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP)

The clinical discipline of managing heart rhythm disorders, cardiac electrophysiology (EP) has significantly evolved over the past couple of decades. 

Altru has recently completed construction of a modern cardiac arrhythmia management laboratory within cardiology. With the development of this suite, we can serve patients with heart rhythm disorders in a state-of-the-art facility.

To make a referral appointment, please call 701.780.6236. 


Our Team

Our EP Team consists of a physician (Dr. Mevan Wijetunga), advanced practice providers, a dedicated care coordinator, clinical and procedural nurses, registered cardiovascular specialists and cardiac rhythm management nurses in the device clinic. As a team, we strive to provide the best possible patient care for optimal patient outcomes. Our collaborative approach extends to coordinating care with interventional and non-invasive cardiology, congestive heart failure and structural heart disease programs, cardiothoracic surgery, primary care providers, neurology, emergency medicine and other specialties.


Our Services

  • Inpatient and outpatient consultations
  • Medical management and monitoring of patients with heart rhythm disorders
  • Monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices
  • Tilt table study
  • Epinephrine/Procainamide Challenge tests
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography/Cardioversion
  • Electrophysiology Study
  • Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Implantation of cardiac monitors (loop recorders), defibrillators and pacemakers, including leadless pacemakers
  • Left atrial appendage closure

Common Diagnoses

Common diagnoses referred to arrhythmia service include:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Frequent premature ventricular ectopy
  • Tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome
  • Sinus node dysfunction
  • Atrioventricular block
  • Inherited arrhythmia syndromes
  • Heart failure