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Heart rhythm issues, whether too slow or too fast, can cause significant mortality or morbidity in patients. Paari Dominic, MBBS, MPH, a cardiac electrophysiologist at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, focuses on the electric system of the heart to address these issues.

“I take pride in the fact that I can make a big change in the quality of life in my patients,” says Dominic, director of electrophysiology and medical director of the Electrophysiology Lab. “Atrial fibrillation and other cardiac rhythm problems can cause severe restrictions of what patients can do. At Iowa, we can offer cutting-edge techniques to alleviate these problems.”

Dominic, who was a fellow at Iowa from 2007 to 2012, gained experience at Yale New Haven Hospital and LSU Health Sciences Center before returning to the University of Iowa earlier this year. He is one of the few doctors in the nation (and the only one in Iowa) who specializes in a new procedure called cardioneuroablation, which involves burning nerve endings inside the heart to increase the resting heart rate and to prevent a sudden drop in heart rate leading to fainting.

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