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Heart Program

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Our Pediatric Electrophysiology unit offers our young patients an electrophysiology study, also called an EPS. This special type of heart catheterization is done to study the heart's electrical system and is performed when there is concern about a problem with the heartbeat or rhythm. To treat this form of arrhythmia, electrodes are used to pinpoint the tissue that is sending the heart faulty signals. To correct the problem, a procedure called radiofrequency ablation is performed to disrupt part or all of an abnormal electrical pathway that is causing the tachycardia.
 

Heart Treatments

Cardiac Electrophysiology Program offers a special type of cardiac catheterization that is used to evaluate and treat children with arrhythmia, or heart rhythm irregularities. Cardiac electrophysiology studies the heart’s electrical system through the use of electrodes that help pinpoint the section of heart tissue that is sending out faulty electrical signals. Once the source of the malfunction is identified, the problem can be corrected through a procedure called radiofrequency ablation. This technique disrupts the electrical pathway causing the arrhythmia.

The Cardiac Electrophysiology Program is at the forefront of pacemaker and defibrillator implantation. Ventricular pacing has been used to improve 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.

For more information about The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital or to make an appointment, please call 305-662-8301.

Service Locations

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Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: 786-624-2800

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus & Emergency
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 305-666-6511
Toll-free: 1-800-432-6837

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Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-624-9188

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Nicklaus Children's Stuart Oupatient Cardiology Office
10 SE Central Parkway
Suite 222
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: 561-741-5628


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