Winter 2011
Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center in the Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital
Our Prestigious Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center Team
Pictured: Dr. Tiano, Dr. Chiravuri, Cathy Wright, Dr. Winslow, Dr. McPherson, Dr. Robinson

The first of its kind in the region, the Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center in the Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital provides comprehensive evaluation and advanced treatment for patients with heart rhythm abnormalities. The Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center’s board-certified cardiac electrophysiologists (cardiologists with advanced training in heart rhythm disorders) and cardiothoracic surgeon work together to provide the most appropriate treatment for each patient’s needs.

Specializing in
  • Radiofrequency ablation for cardiac arrhythmias (available locally only at Bridgeport Hospital)
  • Electrical cardioversion
  • Medication therapy
  • Surgical ablation and MiniMaze, a minimally invasive surgical procedure for atrial fibrillation
Including
  • Non-invasive diagnostic procedures, including 24-hour electrocardiogram (ECG) recorders, portable ECG recorders to use at home, and tilt table tests to study fainting, dizziness and blood pressure control
  • Electrophysiology laboratory
  • Implanted defibrillators and pacemakers to protect those at risk
Murali Chiravuri, MD
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Tufts University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School


Craig McPherson, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Tufts University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital


M. Clive Robinson, MD
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand
Fellowship, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School


Joseph Tiano, MD
Temple University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Boston Medical Center


Robert Winslow, MD
Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine
Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School; Mount Sinai Medical Center


Cathy Wright, CCRN, MSN, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in electrophysiology
The Heart Institute

If you detect an irregular heartbeat, contact your primary care physician to discuss whether or not you should be seen by the Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center specialists.


Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center: 203-334-CCAC (203-334-2222)