Conditions + Treatments

Arrhythmia in children

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An arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the heart, which can cause the heart to pump less effectively. It:

  • often occurs in people who don’t have underlying heart disease
  • occurs more frequently in adults
  • can be classified as slow (bradyarrhythmia) or fast (tachyarrhythmia)

How Boston Children’s Hospital approaches arrhythmias

The Electrophysiology Service at Children’s specializes in diagnosing and treating heart arrhythmias in kids and young adults. Our program is one of the largest and most experienced in the country and we treat more patients with congenital heart problems than any other hospital in the world. We perform more than 400 electrophysiology procedures annually.

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