Electrophysiology Assessments and Intervention

The Electrophysiology (EP) Program at the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides the latest diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventions for children with heart rate and heart rhythm problems.

Through advanced tools such as catheter ablation and cryoablation, our experts have greatly improved the lives of children with heart diseases such as:

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Flutter and ventricular tachycardia

Our EP services include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient EKGs at UPMC Children’s Hospital and its neighborhood locations.
  • A report of EKG findings to your child's referring doctor right away. Interpretation services of studies done on children at other sites are available by fax.
  • 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic event monitoring and Holter monitor studies.
  • Various types of transtelephonic event recorders (handheld monitors, continuous-loop recorders), as well as paur evaluations to assess children with intermittent episodes of suspected arrhythmia.

Referral Requirements for Electrophysiology Services

The EP Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC requires a doctor's referral for:

  • Electrocardiography services.
  • EKGs/ECGs.
  • Holter monitor studies. Please have your child's doctor note the precise reason for ordering the Holter monitor study.

We suggest a telephone consult to discuss the most useful study for your child.

Patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans might also need authorization from their insurer and doctor.

We must receive all referral and authorization forms before your child's visit.

To learn more about our EP services, contact us at 412-692-3102 or email CHP-EP-Services@chp.edu.

Learn More About EP Studies

View our EP (electrophysiology) studies patient procedure sheet.