Arrhythmia Program

If your child has an arrhythmia, or an abnormal rhythm of the heart, coordinated, specialized care is critical. Arrhythmias may be congenital (present at birth), or they may develop later. At Children’s, we follow more than 1,000 patients with arrhythmias from before birth through adulthood, including patients with:

  • A family history of arrhythmia or sudden unexpected death possibly caused by an arrhythmia 
  • Bradycardia (slower than normal heart rate) 
  • Bragada Syndrome 
  • CPVT
  • Long QT
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (faster than normal heart rate) 
  • Syncope 

Our program provides outpatient and inpatient services. Inpatient procedures are performed in our dedicated pediatric electrophysiology lab using state-of-the-art equipment. Specific tests may include:

  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • Drug testing for inheritable arrhythmias
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Electrophysiology testing
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Genetic testing for familial arrhythmias
  • Implantable event monitors
  • Medical management of arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker and internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation and follow-up care 
  • Radiofrequency and Cryoablation therapies 
  • Transtelephonic event monitors

Arrhythmia Program Team

  • Peter Fischbach, MD
  • Robert Campbell, MD
  • Chad Mao, MD
  • Robert Whitehill, MD
  • Jessica Posey, MSN, FNP-C
  • Patricia Simpson, FNP-BC, RN, MSN
  • Erin Demo, MS, CGC
  • Linda Knight, MS, CGC
  • Megan Stark, MS
  • Goutham Vennapusa, MS
  • Julie Morris, CCT
  • Adrian Wedderburn, CCT
  • Sarah Parkerson, RN, CCDS