Pediatric Electrophysiology Procedure

Cardiac electrophysiology is a procedure used to identify abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). When there is a concern about a child’s heartbeat, an electrophysiology study determines which type of arrhythmia is present. 

About clinical cardiac electrophysiology

During the test, the physician uses x-ray technology to place electrodes inside the patient’s heart. They can better analyze the irregular rhythm by pinpointing which area of the heart is sending faulty signals. Once discovered, they can use radiofrequency ablation to disrupt the pathway causing arrhythmia. 

Electrophysiology of heart: preparation and risks

Before the cardiac electrophysiology study, patients may be instructed to stop taking certain medications. They will also likely need to avoid food and drink for 6-8 hours before the procedure. Bleeding, infection, clots, vein injuries, heart attack, or stroke are potential risks of this test.

Pediatric electrophysiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, we make sure every heart patient is treated with quality care by our top pediatric health professionals. Our Cardiac Electrophysiology Program is at the forefront of pacemaker and defibrillator implantation. Ventricular pacing technology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has even improved heart function in patients with heart failure. The program also provides lead management services, including lead extraction for children and adults with congenital heart disease.

Contact The Heart Program
 305-662-8301


Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180

Nicklaus Children's Boynton Beach Care Center
10383 Hagen Ranch Rd.
Suite 200
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Hospital Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Pediatric Specialists of America Palm City
3228 SW Martin Downs Blvd.
Suite 33
Palm City, FL 34990

Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

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