Saint Luke's electrophysiology program:

  • Implants more than 1,500 cardiac rhythm devices annually
  • Performs more than 700 electrophysiology studies and catheter ablations each year, including 320 left atrial ablation procedures
  • Leads the region in electrophysiology research
  • Developed a computerized protocol system to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest
  • Enhanced community awareness of sudden cardiac arrest through the Heart Safe Community Partnership

Common conditions

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute provides prevention and treatment for the following conditions:

Our electrophysiology services include:

Pioneering tomorrow's cardiac technology

With Saint Luke’s electrophysiology services, patients will benefit from:

  • Highly trained physicians, nurses, and technicians with extensive electrophysiology experience
  • Continued electrophysiology research
  • Access to advanced investigational treatments, like the Watchman® device
  • 3-D mapping for electrophysiology studies
  • Sophisticated electrophysiology procedural expertise
  • Remote pacemaker and defibrillator monitoring
  • Appointments availability
  • Multiple locations
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator checks

ICD Support Group

We facilitate a support group for patients who have been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart condition that requires an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). The support group meets every other month, March through December. Each session offers an educational theme on the latest research-based information to help improve participants’ quality of life.

Meetings focus on a variety of ICD-related topics, including:

  • Traveling with your ICD
  • Exercise
  • A heart-healthy diet
  • The role of a caregiver
  • Psychosocial concerns
  • Sudden cardiac death risk factors
  • Performing compressions during CPR and using an automatic external defibrillator
  • Ejection fraction

For upcoming meetings and locations, email Beth Palermo or call 816-751-8303.

Contact us

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 816-751-8415.


Brian M Ramza, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Daniel A Steinhaus, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Alan P Wimmer, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Kayla J Barta, RN, ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Utaiwan Greer, RN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

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4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-2000
Saint Luke’s Concierge: 816-932-5100
Billing: 816-932-5678
Chaplain: 816-932-2180
Gift Shop: 816-932-2050
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Volunteers: 816-932-2183
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