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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Hoffmayer's clinical interest is in cardiac electrophysiology. He takes care of patients with all types of heart rhythm disorders. He has a strong interest in both medical and procedural management of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. He is skilled at catheter ablation for arrhythmia treatment. He also is specially trained in implantation and management of implantable loop recorders, pacemakers, implantable-cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices.


Cardiovascular Medicine

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Internal Medicine

Cardiology and Electrophysiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Medical School Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005


UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2015

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Hoffmayer's research interests include the electrophysiologic mechanisms and pathophysiology of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and cardiac resynchronization therapy.

PubMed Articles
Hoffmayer KS Lee BK Vedantham V Bhimani AA Cakulev IT Mackall JA Sahadevan J Rho RW Scheinman MM . Response to letter regarding article, "variable clinical features and ablation of manifest nodofascicular/ventricular pathways". Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Aug;8(4):995
[PubMed ID: 26286312]
Johnson CJ Roberts JD James JH Hoffmayer KS Badhwar N Ku IA Zhao S Naeger DM Rao RK O'Connell JW De Marco T Botvinick EH Scheinman MM . Comparison of radionuclide angiographic synchrony analysis to echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jun;12(6):1268-75
[PubMed ID: 25744613]
Hoffmayer KS Lee BK Vedantham V Bhimani AA Cakulev IT Mackall JA Sahadevan J Rho RW Scheinman MM . Variable clinical features and ablation of manifest nodofascicular/ventricular pathways. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb;8(1):117-27
[PubMed ID: 25472957]
Hoffmayer KS Gerstenfeld EP . Contact force-sensing catheters. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2015 Jan;30(1):74-80
[PubMed ID: 25389646]
Hoffmayer KS Badhwar N Scheinman MM . Is cavotricuspid isthmus block present? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep;37(9):1225-7
[PubMed ID: 24809273]
Hoffmayer KS Dewland TA Hsia HH Badhwar N Hsu JC Tseng ZH Marcus GM Scheinman MM Gerstenfeld EP . Safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation without coronary angiography in aortic cusp ventricular arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jul;11(7):1117-21
[PubMed ID: 24732373]
Ermakov S Hoffmayer KS Gerstenfeld EP Scheinman MM . Combination drug therapy for patients with intractable ventricular tachycardia associated with right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;37(1):90-4
[PubMed ID: 24102153]
Turner TE Waldo SW Kulkarni A Armstrong EJ Hoffmayer KS Kinlay S Hsue P Ganz P McCabe JM . Long-term outcomes of patients sent emergently to the catheterization laboratory for possible primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 1;112(11):1745-9
[PubMed ID: 24063836]
McCabe JM Armstrong EJ Ku I Kulkarni A Hoffmayer KS Bhave PD Waldo SW Hsue P Stein JC Marcus GM Kinlay S Ganz P . Physician accuracy in interpreting potential ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction electrocardiograms. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Oct 4;2(5):e000268
[PubMed ID: 24096575]
Hsu JC Badhwar N Gerstenfeld EP Lee RJ Mandyam MC Dewland TA Imburgia KE Hoffmayer KS Vedantham V Lee BK Tseng ZH Scheinman MM Olgin JE Marcus GM . Randomized trial of conventional transseptal needle versus radiofrequency energy needle puncture for left atrial access (the TRAVERSE-LA study). J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Sep 17;2(5):e000428
[PubMed ID: 24045120]
Waldo SW Armstrong EJ Kulkarni A Hoffmayer KS Hsue P Ganz P McCabe JM . Clinical characteristics and reperfusion times among patients with an isolated posterior myocardial infarction. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 Aug;25(8):371-5
[PubMed ID: 23913600]
Hoffmayer KS Gerstenfeld EP . Diagnosis and management of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Apr;38(4):131-58
[PubMed ID: 23497740]
Hoffmayer KS Bhave PD Marcus GM James CA Tichnell C Chopra N Moxey L Krahn AD Dixit S Stevenson W Calkins H Badhwar N Gerstenfeld EP Scheinman MM . An electrocardiographic scoring system for distinguishing right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy from idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Apr;10(4):477-82
[PubMed ID: 23246596]
Hoffmayer KS Scheinman M . Current role of atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Feb;36(2):257-65
[PubMed ID: 23078186]
Armstrong EJ Kulkarni AR Bhave PD Hoffmayer KS Macgregor JS Stein JC Kinlay S Ganz P McCabe JM . Electrocardiographic criteria for ST-elevation myocardial infarction in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Oct 1;110(7):977-83
[PubMed ID: 22738872]
McCabe JM Armstrong EJ Hoffmayer KS Bhave PD MacGregor JS Hsue P Stein JC Kinlay S Ganz P . Impact of door-to-activation time on door-to-balloon time in primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions: a report from the Activate-SF registry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 Sep 1;5(5):672-9
[PubMed ID: 22949494]
Armstrong EJ Kulkarni AR Hoffmayer KS Bhave PD MacGregor JS Hsue P Stein JC Kinlay S Ganz P McCabe JM . Delaying primary percutaneous coronary intervention for computed tomographic scans in the emergency department. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 1;110(3):345-9
[PubMed ID: 22534052]
Hoffmayer KS Scheinman M Goldschlager N . An ectopic atrial rhythm? J Electrocardiol. 2012 Jul-Aug;45(4):384, 410
[PubMed ID: 22912964]
McCabe JM Armstrong EJ Kulkarni A Hoffmayer KS Bhave PD Garg S Patel A MacGregor JS Hsue P Stein JC Kinlay S Ganz P . Prevalence and factors associated with false-positive ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction diagnoses at primary percutaneous coronary intervention–capable centers: a report from the Activate-SF registry. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jun 11;172(11):864-71
[PubMed ID: 22566489]
Bhave PD Hoffmayer KS Armstrong EJ Garg S Patel A Macgregor JS Stein JC Kinlay S Ganz P McCabe JM . Predictors of depressed left ventricular function in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Feb 1;109(3):327-31
[PubMed ID: 22078964]