About the Heart Rhythm Institute

The heart has a rhythm of its own. It speeds life-giving blood to the body. It responds if you're racing to catch an elevator at work or if  you're relaxing in a hammock watching the sun melt into the horizon. The Heart Rhythm Institute (HRI), (formerly the Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Institute) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is dedicated to helping people whose hearts can't find the right rhythm. 

Arrhythmias - where the heart beats too fast, slow or irregularly - affect millions of people and are the leading cause of death in the western world, three times more common than death from cancer. HRI's unique team is dedicated not only to the treatment of arrhythmias, but also to researching new techniques, medications and treatments for the heart and to ultimately changing the lives of its patients. 

HRI has treated thousands of patients from throughout the world with an ablation procedure developed by Dr. Warren Jackman. Even when other ablation procedures fail, many patients have found success at HRI. 

Take a tour of our site to find out more about our dedication to patients and their hearts.