Heart's Electrical System in Children

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Your child’s heart’s electrical system provides the energy to help his heart pump blood.

  • also called the cardiac conduction system
  • an EKG is a graphic picture of the heart’s electrical activity

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to exploring the heart’s electrical system. Ongoing research includes looking at creating replacement heart valves using a patient’s own tissue, the evaluation of radio-frequency ablation to treat arrhythmia, and the study of new drugs in preventing aortic aneurysms.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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