Heart and Blood Conditions

Arrhythmia Treatment

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    • For appointments in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Olympia, Tri-Cities and Wenatchee, call 206-987-2515.
    • For appointments in Tacoma and Silverdale, call 253-272-1812.
    • For appointments in Alaska, call 907-339-1945.
    • How to schedule

    If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

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  • Locations +

    • Seattle Children's Main Campus: 206-987-2515
    • Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center: 425-454-4644
    • Everett: 425-304-6080
    • South Clinic in Federal Way: 253-838-5878
    • Olympia: 360-459-5009
    • South Sound Cardiology Clinics: 253-272-1812
    • Tri-Cities (Richland): 509-946-0976
    • Wenatchee: 509-662-9266
    • Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska: 907-339-1945
    • Seattle Children's doctors provide many cardiac services at regional sites throughout the Pacific Northwest. See our complete list of Heart Center locations.

  • Refer a patient +

    • If you are a provider, fax a New Appointment Request Form (NARF) (PDF) (DOC) to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).
    • No pre-referral work-up is required for most conditions. If you have already done testing such as an EKG, Holter monitor or echocardiogram, please fax this information as well as relevant clinic notes and the NARF to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).
    • Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible by the provider who is the best match for managing the current problem.
    • View our complete Heart Center Referral Information (PDF).

Your child may not need any treatment for arrhythmia. Often, an abnormal heartbeat does not cause any problems. If your child does need treatment, there may be several options, depending on the kind of arrhythmia.

The need for treatment depends on many factors, including:

  • The kind of arrhythmia
  • The age of your child
  • The duration and frequency of the episodes
  • Whether your child has symptoms

Arrhythmia Treatment Options

Arrhythmias may be treated with one or more of these options, depending on the kind of arrhythmia and how serious it is:

  • Observation (monitoring over time without treatment)
  • Medicines that correct the heart rate or make an irregular heartbeat steady
  • Transcatheter ablation: A procedure that uses a small tube (catheter) guided through the blood vessels of the leg up to the heart. The catheter is used to destroy a tiny piece of the heart tissue that is causing the arrhythmia.
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Defibrillator implantation
  • Surgery

Read more about the treatment options we offer through our Arrhythmia Program.

Contact Us

Contact the Heart Center at 206-987-2015 for a cardiac referral, a second opinion or more information.