Electrophysiology Program and Arrhythmia Care

If you or your child is experiencing a heart rhythm abnormality, put your trust in an institution recognized among the very best in the country at solving the problem.

The UF Health Congenital Heart Center is home to the Electrophysiology (EP) Program, which is devoted to children with any heart rhythm-related issue, as well as people of all ages suffering from congenital arrhythmias (present at birth).

Dedicating their attention to you is a welcoming EP staff that is not only expertly trained but also full-time, a unique service in northern Florida. That’s just one of many reasons why UF Health stands among the nation’s highest-performing hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, as rated by U.S. News & World Report.

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UF Health Shands Hospital ranked one of the nation's and region's top hospitals for
Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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Philip Chang, MD oversees the EP program and has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical and invasive electrophysiology.

"Here at the UF Health Congenital Heart Center, we are committed to providing the highest quality, leading-edge care for the management of children and adults with congenital heart disease and heart rhythm disorders,” said Dr. Chang, who is endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. “Whether it’s fluoroscopy- and radiation-free procedures or the latest in implantable pacemaker and defibrillator devices, our comprehensive electrophysiology program is here to serve you." - Philip Chang, M.D. 

The electrophysiology, or EP, program offers the complete scope of diagnostic and treatment services to adults with congenital arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation/flutter, tachycardia (fast heart beat), bradycardia (slow heart beat) or any other irregularity in the heart’s electrical activity and pathways. These may be a product of a heart defect (https://ufhealth.org/congenital-heart-defect-corrective-surgery), which is the most common type of birth defect.

Key benefits and services include:

Outpatient and inpatient consultative services

  • Timely scheduling of clinic appointments
  • Cardiology services in Pensacola, Ocala and Daytona Beach

Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording and rhythm monitoring

Exercise stress testing

Implantation and monitoring of cardiac electronic devices

  • Pacemakers, ICDs, resynchronization devices and loop recorders, all under our watchful eye
  • Transvenous device implantation and generator replacement
  • Subcutaneous ICD implantation
  • Leadless pacemaker implantation

Screening, genetic testing and management

  • Consultation and screening for individual or family history of cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death
  • Genetic testing for inheritable arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy conditions
  • Medical and implantable device therapies

Education and research

  • Close collaboration with adult EP service
  • Pediatric cardiology and adult cardiac EP fellowship teaching and training
  • Participation in original and multi-center research studies

Other services

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