Our Services

Electrophysiology Assessments and Intervention

Description of Services

The Electrophysiology Program enhances Children’s ability to provide innovative diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventions, particularly for children with heart rate and rhythm disorders. Through advanced tools such as radio frequency catheter ablation, our specialists have dramatically improved the quality of life of patients with disorders such as:

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Recurrent paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Flutter and ventricular tachycardia

Inpatient and outpatient electrocardiograms (ECGs) are performed at Children’s Hospital and its neighborhood locations. Immediate interpretation is provided to the referring physician. Interpretation services of studies done on children at other sites is available by fax.

The service also provides 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic event monitoring and interpretation of Holter monitor studies. Various types of transtelephonic event recorders (handheld monitors, continuous-loop recorders) as well as paur evaluations are available to evaluate patients with intermittent episodes of suspected arrhythmia.

View our patient procedure sheet about Electrophysiology (EP) Studies at Children’s Hospital.

Referral Requirements

Referrals for Holter monitor studies must note the specific reason for ordering the study. A physician referral is required for electrocardiography services, ECGs and ambulatory ECGs (Holter monitor studies). Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. Telephone consultation is suggested to determine the most appropriate study.

All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

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Last Update
August 21, 2012
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