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Watch: Learn more about the Surgical Electrophysiology Program

What is the Surgical Electrophysiology Program?

Eric Feins, MD, explains why cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists, and engineers formed the Surgical Electrophysiology Program: to create innovative surgical arrhythmia treatments and improve the care of children with congenital heart disease (CHD).

What is the goal of conduction tissue mapping?

Eric Feins, MD, explains how his team’s goal is to perfect interoperative mapping to where the detection of conduction tissue is so precise that the risk of heart block is zero.

What is heart block?

Eric Feins, MD details how the Surgical Electrophysiology Program’s efforts to decrease heart block in surgeries will help improve the lives of children and adults who have congenital heart disease (CHD).

How is conduction tissue mapped in the heart?

Eric Feins, MD, reviews how the Surgical Electrophysiology Program uses interoperative mapping to locate unseen conduction tissue during heart surgery — to avoid injury and causing an arrhythmia known as heart block.

Has tissue mapping reduced heart block?

Eric Feins, MD, reveals that interoperative mapping of conduction tissue has reduced heart block in children with the highest risk of developing that type of arrhythmia, including those who need complex biventricular repair.

Why is collaboration important in managing the risk of arrhythmias?

Eric Feins, MD, explains why collaboration between cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists, and engineers at the Benderson Family Heart Center aims to reduce the risk of arrhythmia and improve the care of children with congenital heart disease (CHD).