Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic
What are inherited arrhythmias?
Abnormal heart rhythms that are passed down from family members.
What does the clinic do?
Pediatric and adult cardiologists in the Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic specialize in diagnosing and treating patients and family members who are at risk for fatal heart rhythm disorders.
- Comprehensive care: We provide comprehensive care for the entire family. All at-risk family members are evaluated and treated (if needed) during one comprehensive visit.
- Multidisciplinary care: Our team works closely with adult electrophysiology and genetics to establish a diagnosis, verify it and make the patient’s care process as seamless and stress free as possible.
- Care for patients of all ages: Our clinic is quipped to see patients of any age with any type of inherited arrhythmia.
- Genetic counseling: Genetic counselors are essential members of the team and facilitate the process of identifying gene markers for rhythm abnormalities.
What we treat
Pediatric Pacemaker Clinic
Pediatric patients with implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators receive comprehensive care through the Pediatric Pacemaker Clinic. This Clinic is specifically designed to address the complexity of cardiac diseases these patients have.
Under a pediatric electrophysiologist’s guidance, specialized nurses collect data from the devices. Changes to devices can be made in real time to optimize performance and to manage symptoms as needed.
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)
- Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICD)
- Loop recorders
- Comprehensive care with device check and congenital heart disease simultaneously
- Remote transmissions (patients have access from far away)
What we treat
- Patients with implantable devices, including pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable recorders
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
Electrophysiology is a study that assesses the heart's electrical activity and is used to diagnose and evaluate abnormal heartbeats or arrhythmias. It’s also used to monitor children that have pacemakers or other implantable devices.
Three members of our pediatric cardiology team specialize in electrophysiology. All procedures are performed at Cleveland Clinic main campus.