Electrophysiology

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Pediatric Electrophysiology

Pediatric electrophysiologists are cardiologists who study the electrical system of your child’s heart. Through specialized equipment located inside the cath lab, electrophysiologists perform three-dimensional mapping and navigation of the heart to discover the heart’s rhythm patterns. These maps help to pinpoint the origin of abnormal rhythms, or arrhythmias.

Electrophysiologists use radiofrequency ablation (heating) or cryoablation (freezing) to correct the heart’s rhythm. 

Child with superhero cape stands in front of a Le Bonheur heart.

Our electrophysiology team also implants and monitors pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) in children. The devices are programmed according to your child’s age, cardiac disorder and arrhythmia. In addition to providing this care for children, we also care for Adult Congenital Heart Disease patients. 

For more information, contact us at cardiac@lebonheur.org or 1-866-870-5570.

Meet Our Electrophysiology Team

Cardiologists

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Dr. Guerrier is director of cardiac rhythm device management at Le Bonheur and is an interventional electrophysiologist with advanced training. She completed her training in pediatric cardiology and pediatric electrophysiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Guerrier is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty. She is an assistant professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Dr. Wetzel is director of Le Bonheur's Electrophysiology Program and is a professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty and specializes in electrophysiology, cardiac arrhythmias, radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. Dr. Wetzel completed his training in pediatric cardiology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).