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Electrophysiology Services (pacemakers, defibrillators and ablations)

The Heart Center has an electrophysiologist that provides comprehensive diagnostic and interventional procedures for patients with heart rhythm abnormalities, including Holter and event monitoring, implantable loop recorders, exercise stress testing, implantation and monitoring of pacemakers and defibrillators (AICDs), as well as electrophysiology studies and ablation procedures. The center also provides an in-depth evaluation of patients with a family history of sudden cardiac death or familial dysrhythmias.

Non-invasive imaging
The echocardiography lab is complete with the latest 3-D imaging and advanced technology. More than 5,500 echocardiograms are performed each year at Children’s Hospital, both on hospitalized patients as well as outpatients. This includes fetal echocardiography, 3D echocardiography and transesophageal imaging. Children’s Hospital also provides diagnostic imaging through our Radiology Division, including cardiac MRI and CT angiography.

Maternal-fetal (perinatal) cardiology
The growing Fetal Cardiology Clinic provides expert anatomic and functional assessments of the tiniest of hearts – particularly the fetuses of new mothers with family or personal histories of cardiac defects, rhythm disturbances or other abnormal findings detected by their obstetrician. Detailed consultations help diagnose cardiac abnormalities in utero, and if necessary, prepare the family, the obstetric providers, and The Heart Center team with a delivery and transport plan, hospital tour, information about the baby’s cardiac diagnosis, and a meeting with the cardiac surgeons, when necessary.

The fetal cardiologists work closely with the perinatologists, neonatologists and congenital heart surgeons to provide the highest level of care for babies with a cardiac abnormality during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and in the neonatal period.

Adult congenital heart disease
The Heart Center provides comprehensive and specialized multidisciplinary care for adults with congenital heart disease. The Heart Center at Children’s Hospital is committed to seeing adult patients in clinic and to providing appropriate surgical and interventional procedures as needed throughout their lives.