Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute

The Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is a state-of-the-art electrophysiology facility that offers the most advanced, sophisticated and compassionate arrhythmia care. We treat a wide variety of heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, bradycardia (slow heart rhythms), tachycardia (fast heart rhythms), long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, and cardiomyopathies.

Our Facility

Funded by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, the Institute opened in 2013. Our mission is to provide outstanding arrhythmia care, offer physician and patient education, and train tomorrow's specialists while conducting ongoing research to clarify the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias, and develop improved methods for diagnosis and treatment. The 21,000 square foot facility has the capacity to treat more than 3,000 patients annually.

As one of the most technically advanced facilities in the country, we feature:

  • A clinical outpatient center, complete with waiting area and information resources
  • Three electrophysiology laboratories for performing catheter-based procedures, device implantations, and diagnostic studies
  • A research laboratory for conducting both clinical and basic research on arrhythmia mechanisms and treatments
  • An education center for training advanced fellows, practicing electrophysiologists, and other medical professionals

Our Treatments

We are dedicated to providing therapy for virtually all cardiac arrhythmias using innovative and complex catheter techniques. We also strive to improve your welfare and outcomes through use of sophisticated implantable devices.

We offer a full spectrum of treatments for arrhythmia conditions including:

  • Medication
  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantation of pacemakers or cardioverter defibrillators and leads
  • Left atrial appendage exclusion techniques to prevent strokes
  • LASER lead extraction, to safely remove failed or infected pacemakers 

Depending on your condition, our physicians may perform procedures using the Stereotaxis robotic navigation, a computer-controlled robotic navigation system. This system allows us to safely navigate your heart to remove (ablate) the diseased tissue causing the problem.