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Call center 93 253 21 00

Monday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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SJD Barcelona Children´s Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Enfermera especializada realiza un electrocardiograma un paciente en el Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

In the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital Arrhythmia and Familiar Cardiopathies Unit we are dedicated to the treatment of heart rate disorders, sudden death and genetic cardiology. 

Diagnosing an arrhythmia early radically changes the patient's prognosis, since if the suitable treatment is followed, it ceases to be a potentially fatal disease, to become a chronic disease with minimal risk.

In our work of exploring the patient's heart, in addition to the medical records and electrocardiograms is provided by the parents, we apply the following tests: electrocardiogram, 24 - hour Holter monitoring, Tilt-test, electrophysiological study, non-invasive monitoring systems. We use other remote patient monitoring systems. If any anomaly is detected, an alarm is sent to the doctor. Heart devices commonly used: pacemakers, liberators and subcutaneous Holters.

We integrate the patient's setting as a fundamental part of his/her healthcare, from the family to the school. At the same time, we train the agents closest to the child so that we can meet the objective of making his/her everyday life as normal as possible and so that, in the event of an emergency, they can react appropriately. When there has been a case of certain death in the family, we conduct genetic studies of the children to thus detect whether there is a real risk.

Accreditations

We are the only reference center in Spain in pediatric electrophysiology, recognized by the Ministry of Health with the CSUR accreditation.

Why SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

National and international recognition

We treat 24% of patients from countries outside the European Union.

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High prevention capacity

We apply monitoring systems 24 hours a day so that the doctor receives the constants of the patient, and thus be able to react quickly or even move forward in any risk situation

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Advanced techniques for the treatment of arrhythmias

Catheterization is one of the techniques used in the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.

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Our experience and effectiveness

2.100

Consultations per year

300

Surgical procedures per year

170

Cardiac ablations per year

99
%

Immediate effectiveness in cardiac ablations

Specialities and services

Our professionals

1% of children suffer from arrhythmias, and we work to ensure that this life threatening illness can become a normalised and controlled chronic condition.

Research and innovation

Main lines of research: 

  • Laminopathies
  • Neuromuscular
  • Arrhythmias due to structural heart defects
  • CPVT
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Sudden perinatal death
  • Non-invasive monitoring

In the Arrhythmias Unit, we are in the process of developing new tools for the treatment of paediatric arrhythmias.

Teaching

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a university hospital affiliated with the University of Barcelona, and so we share our knowledge and train professionals to specialise in high-complexity medicine.

ECG reading, arrhythmias and channelopathies

National and international sessions on ECG reading, arrhythmias and channelopathies.

Master's Degree in Clinical Electrophysiology

By the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Master's Degree in Pediatric Electrophysiology

By the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, Barcelona.

Master’s degree in Pediatric Cardiology

The objective of this course is to provide comprehensive training in the pediatric cardiology subspecialty. It is aimed at graduates in Medicine and Surgery who have specialised in pediatrics or adult cardiology.

Duration: 2 years
Management: Dr. Joaquim Bartrons Casas
Qualification: Master's Degree (awarded by the Universitat de Barcelona)
Accreditation: 126 ECTS credits

Patient stories

“We’ve stopped fearing for our son’s life thanks to the a heart surgery”