Performing Tomorrow’s Treatments Today: CHOC Children’s is one of the first hospitals in the United States to offer radiation-free electrophysiology procedures.
In 2013, Dr. Anjan Batra, medical director of electrophysiology at the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute, became one of the first doctors in the United States to cure a patient’s chronic irregular heart beats by using an electrophysiology outpatient procedure that requires no radiation—an achievement that can be attributed to Dr. Batra’s tremendous skill and expertise and the state-of-the-heart 3D heart mapping technology available in our procedure center. This landmark achievement signaled a new direction in the safe, accurate treatment of heart arrhythmias.
“This has really changed our field,” Dr. Batra said. “We can do so much more, and do it better and safer. It’s great to be in a field where we cannot just treat, but also cure. It’s great to help a patient so that they don’t have to see a doctor for the condition again.”
Today, Dr. Batra continues to lead CHOC’s Electrophysiology Program—one of the largest in the region and one of the only to offer pediatric, radiation-free electrophysiology in the United States. As a leader in this highly skilled form of electrophysiology, Dr. Batra has presented these groundbreaking techniques to other cardiology specialists at meetings and conferences throughout the United States and abroad.