The Duke Children’s Heart Program offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic and treatment services related to disorders of cardiac electrical function in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Our pediatric electrophysiology program is one of the largest programs in the nation.
Comprehensive diagnostic services are tailored to the patient’s symptoms and range from standard electrocardiography, exercise testing, and 24-hour ambulatory rhythm monitoring (Holter monitoring) to ambulatory event recording by pocket monitors, attached monitors (“loop recorders”), and even surgically implanted monitors.
Newer modalities, such as signal-averaged electrocardiography, heart rate variability, epinephrine infusions, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are helping assess risk of sudden death in some circumstances.
Catheter-directed, potentially curative treatment of many tachycardias has largely replaced chronic drug therapy.
Our physicians use state-of-the-art three dimensional catheter tracking and electroanatomic mapping to aide in all procedures, from SVT to complex arrhythmias occurring after congenital heart surgery. Newer energy sources, such as cryo-energy, are now being used to make these procedures even safer for patients.
Initial referrals to the Duke Children’s Heart Program are generally made by your child’s primary care physician. To make an appointment, please call 919-668-4000.
Angela Lloyd, RN
Christine Meliones, CPNP
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