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The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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.

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