Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia Program

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Our specialists offer comprehensive arrythmia care. To learn more about our services, call 310-206-2235.

The Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia program is part of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, which provides an advanced and comprehensive list of services and treatment therapies.  The Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia Program at UCLA is a clinical, research, and educational program focused on treating patients with inherited arrhythmia syndromes.  These syndromes that are known to detrimentally affect ion channels in the heart and predispose to conduction abnormalities, malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive evaluation for patients to understand their diagnosis and the potential genetic findings associated with the condition. Our team of experts will work with you and your family to provide a comprehensive education and treatment plan based on your clinical diagnosis and specific needs. Experts in multiple disciplines including adult and pediatric cardiac electrophysiology, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, medical imaging, psychiatry and genetic counseling are brought together to provide the full spectrum of evaluation, clinical and genetic diagnostics and treatment modalities for adults and children.

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The resources provided by the clinic allow patients and their families to obtain comprehensive cardiac care for their family from a single clinic and to gain an understanding of their individual medical problem and how best to minimize their risk while still leading a full life.

Disorders evaluated/treated include but are not limited to:

Long QT Syndrome Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation
Short QT syndrome Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Brugada Syndrome Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
Catecholeminergic polymoprhic ventricular tachycardia Muscular dystrophy associated arrhythmias

Clinical testing/procedures available:

Genetic testing with associated genetic counseling Pacemaker and Implantable cardioverter-Defibrillator
Diagnostic electrophysiologic testing and ablation Implantation and interrogation
Electroanatomic mapping to assess for early cardiac scar Cardiac Imaging including Cardiac MRI
formation Treadmill stress testing
Epinephrine stress testing Echocardiography
Procainamide challenge 12-lead and Signal averaged ECGs