Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia

What is pediatric cardiac electrophysiology?

Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology is an area of child heart care focusing specifically on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmia in children (irregular heart beat).

How is arrhythmia in children diagnosed?

We provide complete diagnostic services tailored to your child’s heart symptoms. Procedures for pediatric arrhythmia diagnosis include:

  • electrocardiography
  • exercise testing
  • 24-hour rhythm monitoring with monitors attached externally or surgically implanted.

How is arrhythmia in children treated?

Catheter ablation

During catheter ablation, a long, thin, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel and guided into your child’s heart. Energy sent through the catheter finds and destroys small areas of heart tissue where abnormal heartbeats may cause certain arrhythmias in children, such as tachycardia-SW.

Pacemakers and defibrillators

If your child has a heart condition that requires a device to restore and control their heart’s rhythm, we may also implant a pacemaker or defibrillator.

Our pediatric arrhythmia team is lead by Dr. Seshadri Balaji, who specializes in ablation and pediatric cardiac electrophysiology procedures.

Electrical System of the Heart