Hongsheng Guo - MD

Hongsheng Guo - MD

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My Areas of Practice

I have a great interest in all different types of arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia (SVT or PSVT), WPW, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, frequent premature contractions (PVC), bradycardia and heart block, cardiac arrest; Up to date therapies including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation, cryomapping and cryo catheter ablation.

I believe a good physician needs to have exquisite sensibility. When I am with patients, I shall listen to them with my ears, my eyes and my heart, as I have always. Whenever they are in need, I shall do my best to help, through quality care and through research. I am specialized in cardiac electrophysiology. With highly advanced technologies, we are often able to provide curative treatments for many of our patients. I have been active in research and have published many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters during my years at Harvard University, Northwestern University, Loyola University and the University of Iowa. I am an current invited reviewer for the Journal of Heart Rhythm (the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society).

In addition, I enjoy community services. I volunteer regularly at a local clinic to provide free services to the underinsured and uninsured patients.

I enjoy teaching. I actively participate in clinical education for new physicians, including residents, fellows and visiting physicians, locally at Park Nicollet, at the University of Minnesota, and internationally.

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 1982

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Chinese

Practices at

Heart and Vascular Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Certificate: American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases

Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Iowa City, IA

Cardiology Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Cardiovascular Diseases
Iowa City, IA

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency: University of South Dakota Medical School
Internal Medicine
Sioux Falls, SD

Research Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard University Medical School
Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias
Boston, MA

Internal Medicine Residency: Xiangfan Central Hospital
Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Xiangfan, China

Research & Publications

Published Journal Articles

  1. Guo H.  Application of transesophagal left ventricle pacing in patients with complete heart block: one 120-hour case experience.  Journal of Clinical Cardiology (Chinese) 4:122‑8; 1988.
  2. Wang PJ, Schoen FE, Reagan K, Hasan H, Guo H, Friedman PL.  Modification of atrioventricular conduction by selective A‑V nodal catheterization. PACE 13:88‑102; 1990.
  3. Guo H, Wasserstrom JA, Rosenthal JE. Effect of catecholamines on intracellular pH in sheep cardiac Purkinje fibers.  Journal of Physiology 458:289-306; 1992.
  4. Guo H, Wasserstrom JA, Rosenthal JE. Lactate enhances sodium channel conductance in isolated guinea-pig ventricular myocytes. American Journal of Physiology 267:H1565-72; 1994.
  5. Euler DE, Guo H, Olshansky B. Sympathetic influences on electrical and mechanical alternans.  Cardiovascular Research  32:854-60; 1996.
  6. Euler DE, Dave SJ, Guo H. Cigarette smoking and pentane excretion in alveolar breath.  Clinical Chemistry  42:303-8; 1996.
  7. Guo H, Euler DE, Wang Z, Olshansky B.  Autonomic influences in atrial ischemia: vagally mediated atrial conduction improvement.  International Journal of Cardiology 61:1157-63; 1997.
  8. Olshansky B, Guo H, Levy S.  Internal cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.  Chinese Journal of Cardiac Arrhythmias 2:150-3; 1997.
  9. Mecca A, Guo H, Telfer A, Olshansky B.  Atrial tachycardia originating from a single site with exit block mimicking atrial fibrillation eliminated with radiofrequency application. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 10:1100-8; 1998.
  10. Olshansky B, Guo H, Levy S. Atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Disease Management and Clinical Outcomes 1:211-7; 1998.
  11. Olshansky B, Guo H, Barakat T, Levy S. Epidemiology of atrial fibrillation. Disease Management and Clinical Outcomes 2:50-6; 1999.
  12. Lanzarotti C, Guo H, Barakat T, Olshansky B. Radiofrequency application to the posteroseptal region alters retrograde accessory pathway activation. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 4:283-93; 2000.
  13. Mecca A, Barakat T, Guo H, Olshansky B. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy for patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and severe heart failure. American Journal of Cardiology 86:875-877; 2000.
  14. Guo H, Hecher S, Levy S, Olshansky B. Ventricular tachycardia with QRS configuration similar to that in sinus rhythm and a myocardial origin: differential diagnosis with bundle branch reentry. Europace 3: 115-123; 2001.
  15. Guo H, Nerheim P, Levy S, Olshansky B. Technological Advances in the Electrical Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation:  Utilization of Internal and External DC Shocks. Disease Management and Clinical Outcomes 3:55-62; 2001.
  16. Guo H, Nerheim P, Olshansky B. Irregular atrial activation during atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia: evidence of an upper common pathway. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 14:309-13; 2003.
  17. Guo, H. Programmed Electrical Stimulation. eMedicine Journal, June 15 2003, Volume 4, Number 6 (http://www.emedicine.com)
  18. Zhou, L, Guo, H. Atrial Arrhythmias. eMedicine Journal, June 19 2003, Volume 4, Number 6 (http://www.emedicine.com)
  19. Guo, H, Shaheen W, Kerber R, Olshansky B. Cardioversion of atrial tachyarrhythmias: anticoagulation to reduce thromboembolic complications. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 46(6):487-505; 2004.
  20. Guo H, Hahn D, Olshansky B. Temporary Bi-ventricular Pacing in a Patient with Subacute Myocardial Infarction, Cardiogenic Shock and 3rd Degree Atrioventricular Block. Heart Rhythm Journal. 2 (1):112; 2005.
  21. Olshansky B and Guo H. Acute anticoagulation adjustment in patients with atrial fibrillation at risk for stroke: approaches, strategies, risks and benefits. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 3(4):571-90; 2005.
  22. Guo, H. Programmed Electrical Stimulation. eMedicine (http://www.emedicine.com), Revision 2005.
  23. Vyas AK, Guo H, Moss AJ, Olshansky B, McNitt SA, Hall WJ, Zareba W, Steinberg JS, Fischer A, Ruskin J, Andrews ML; MADIT-II Research Group. Reduction in ventricular tachyarrhythmias with statins in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT)-II. J Am Coll Cardiol. 47(4):769-73; 2006.
  24. Guo, H. Anti-arrhythmic effects of statins: a hypothesis remains to be tested. Editorial Commentary. Heart Rhythm. 5(4):511-2. 2008. Epub 2008 Jan 29.
  25. Guo, H. Programmed Electrical Stimulation. eMedicine (http://www.emedicine.com), Revision 2008.

Published Book Chapters

  1. Guo H, Bajwa OA, Olshansky B. Atrial fibrillation: Practical Approaches. In: Joseph S. Alpert, ed. Cardiology for the Primary Care Physicians, 3rd  ed. Philadelphia: Current Medicine, c2000, 2001
  2. Guo H, Olshansky B. Atrial fibrillation: Practical Approaches. In: Joseph S. Alpert, ed. Cardiology for the Primary Care Physician, 4th  ed. Philadelphia: Current Medicine, c2005,

Professional Associations & Awards

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society


In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, camping, playing badminton and soccer.