Arrhythmia Center

The Pediatric Arrhythmia Center offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for children with abnormal heart rhythms. Our specialized team is devoted to caring for kids of all ages, from newborns to teens.

All services are provided in a child-friendly environment that's comfortable for your whole family. In our San Francisco clinic, we treat adults as well as children whose arrhythmia is related to a congenital heart defect, the most common type of birth defect.

Treatments for our young patients range from medications and minimally invasive techniques such as catheter ablation – a method of stopping abnormal electrical signals in the heart that are causing an arrhythmia – to pacemakers and other surgical options.

Since pioneering the use of catheter ablation in the 1980s, UCSF has been a leader in advancing the understanding and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. Today we successfully treat a variety of rhythm abnormalities in even the most complicated pediatric cases, guided by the combined expertise of our pediatric cardiologists, electrophysiologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, cardiac nurses and support staff.

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    Awards & recognition

    • us news ranked in 10 specialites badge 2020-2021

      Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

    • us news cardiology and heart surgery ranking badge 2020-2021

      One of the nation’s best in cardiology & heart surgery

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes