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Pediatric Arrhythmia Center

Includes specialty programs: Syncope Clinic

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The Akron Children's Pediatric Arrhythmia Center is a pioneer in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. We were the first pediatric hospital in Ohio to offer cryoablation, which cures about 95% of tachycardias, and we are the first hospital in Ohio to offer cardioneuroablation (CNA), a catheter ablation procedure used to treat bradycardias. CNA is useful to treat patients with recurring syncope, as well as to treat some patients with pacemakers. Dr. John Clark, the director of our center, also helped develop a procedure to fix irregular heartbeats without using radiation. The Arrhythmia Center team is applying that same radiation-free expertise to CNA, completing most procedures with zero radiation exposure. Our goal is to find the most appropriate and least invasive option to treat your child.

Common or complex arrhythmias occur when the heart’s electrical system doesn’t function properly, or when there's an extra electrical connection or abnormal electrical focus in the heart.

We diagnose and treat the full range of abnormal heart rhythms, including:

  • Bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • Heart block
  • Heart palpitations
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), or rapid heart rate

Children may be born with a cardiac arrhythmia, or it may result from scar tissue formed after heart surgery for a congenital defect. Symptoms of arrhythmias include fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting spells. Extremely rapid or slow heart rates can be life-threatening.

We use the most advanced testing and treatments to manage or cure abnormal heart rhythms in children and teens. Our goal is to find the most appropriate and least invasive option to treat your child. With the right care, children with arrhythmias can lead healthy lives.


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Arrhythmia Center
Akron Children's Pediatric Arrhythmia Center
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 5
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Cardiology, Boardman
Akron Children's Pediatric Cardiology, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-629-7620
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
John Clark
John Clark, MD, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Stephen Manu, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Colleen Handwork, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Specialty Programs

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

tachycardia, SVT, long qt syndrome, syncope, bradycardia, fainting

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