Meet Dr. Richard WuHeart Rhythm Disorders Specialist in Dallas
- Holder of the:
- L. David Hillis, M.D. Professorship in Clinical Research in Cardiology
- Dallas Heart Ball Chair in Cardiac Arrhythmia Research
Cardiologist Richard Wu, M.D., a nationally recognized specialist in evaluating and treating cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders), has been at the forefront of using cardiac ablation procedures to treat these conditions for 15 years.
His state-of-the-art technique involves expertly eliminating (ablating) tiny areas of heart tissue in which irregular heart rhythms originate.
A four-time D Magazine Best Doctor, Dr. Wu also has been named a Best Doctor in America every year since 2009.
He specializes in treating the complete range of heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation, ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias, tachycardias (fast heartbeat) and bradycardias (slow heartbeat), and arrhythmias caused by congenital heart conditions.
“Cardiac arrhythmias affect a broad range of patients – from young children to the elderly – and they often come to us very sick, with a lot of symptoms and sometimes life-threatening conditions,” he says.
“One of the most gratifying things about what I do is helping these people get back to the things they enjoy doing.”
In addition to performing cardiac ablations, Dr. Wu works with his UT Southwestern Medical Center Heart Rhythm Management and Cardiothoracic Surgery colleagues to treat arrhythmias with therapies such as medications, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).
He and his team also see patients referred for conditions such as advanced heart failure and provide expert second-opinion evaluations.
In addition to helping patients, Dr. Wu also enjoys his role as a UT Southwestern Professor, mentoring young physicians in training, teaching them his specialty, and tangibly advancing the future of medicine.