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Pediatric Arrhythmia

Key points about arrhythmias in children

  • An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. It may be a heart rate that is too fast, too slow or irregular.
  • The cause may not be known. In some cases it is caused by a problem that's present at birth, a problem that's inherited, or an infection.
  • There may not be any symptoms. Or a child may have moderate to very serious symptoms.
  • Your child may need to see a pediatric heart doctor (cardiologist) for a diagnosis. Your child may also need tests.
  • Some children don't need treatment. If treatment is given, your child may need medicine, radiofrequency ablation, a device or surgery.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Charles Berul

Charles Berul

Division Chief, Cardiology
Co-Director, Children’s National Heart Institute
Electrophysiologist
Jeffrey Moak

Jeffrey Moak

Director, Electrophysiology Program
Electrophysiologist
Ashraf Harahsheh

Ashraf Harahsheh

Director, Quality Outcomes in Cardiology
Medical Unit Director, Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg
Director, Cardiology Resident Education
Cardiologist
Departments

Departments

Electrophysiology

Our electrophysiologists, national leaders in pediatric arrhythmias, provide advanced treatment for babies and children with complex heart rhythm disorders.

Critical Care Medicine

With the only pediatric, cardiac and neuro-intensive care units in the immediate Washington, D.C., area, Children’s National Hospital is the region’s leading provider of critical care medicine for seriously ill and injured infants and children.

Prenatal Cardiology Program

Our heart care begins before babies are even born, in our dedicated Prenatal Cardiology Program, where we diagnose and even treat prenatal heart conditions.

Cardiology

The pediatric heart experts at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provide advanced care for unborn babies, children and young adults with heart conditions.

Children's National Heart Institute

Our expert pediatric heart team, including more than 40 subspecialties, offer advanced heart care and excellent outcomes for thousands of children every year.