Electrophysiology (Arrhythmia)

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Electrophysiology (Arrhythmia)

When your child has a dangerous heart rhythm, you want help right away. With advanced imaging equipment and a large electrophysiology team, Children’s Health℠ specializes in quickly and accurately diagnosing arrhythmias. We usually can see new patients the same day and start treatments in very little time when necessary.

Conditions We Treat

  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Genetic heart disorders
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Post-operative arrhythmia
  • Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Treatments and Services

  • Cryoablation
  • Defibrillator
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • Maze procedure
  • Pacemaker
  • Septal myectomy
  • radiofrequency ablation
  • Transplant
  • Ventricular Device (VAD)

Advanced technology for diagnosis and treatment

An important part of your child’s treatment is accurately pinpointing the source of your child’s arrhythmia. Arrhythmias can be hard to diagnose, especially the ones that only cause symptoms every once in a while. The electrophysiology program at Children’s Health has years of experience and performs thousands of screening tests every year.

We are the only hospital in Texas using advanced imaging technology to create three-dimensional views of heart structures and electrical signals at the same time. This technology allows faster and more thorough imaging while also minimizing your child’s radiation exposure, keeping them safe from potential side effects.

Expert Care

  • Specialized team: Having all the specialists your child needs in one place helps our team work together and leads to better care. Teams of experts meet on a regular basis to discuss each patient’s care so we can develop a plan that is best for your child’s 
  • 24/7 EP and arrhythmia care: Electrophysiologists and other specialists are available around the clock, providing emergency care to children with dangerous arrhythmias. If your child receives an implantable device, you can relax knowing that highly trained arrhythmia nurses are also available around the clock to answer your questions.
  • Preventative care: Our technicians train specialists throughout Children’s on how to detect the early warning signs of an abnormal heart rhythm. This helps your child get the specialized care he or she may need as quickly as possible.
  • Advanced technology: We care for children after cardiothoracic surgery, which is when dangerous new arrhythmias can start. Special technology allows our team to view your child’s heart activity from anywhere in the hospital so we can provide immediate help when needed.
  • Reputation: As a referral center, children come to us from outside Texas as well as other countries because of our experience in successfully treating even rare forms of arrhythmia.