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Abnormal Heart Rhythm

An abnormal heart beat, also known as an arrhythmia, is a disorder of the heart rate (pulse) or heart rhythm, such as beating too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly.

Doctors + Care Team

Michael de Moor, MD

Michael de Moor, MD

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Cardiology; Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterizations and Interventions; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, CardioVascular Center, Pediatric Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5067
Fax #: 617-636-2354

Pediatric cardiology, interventional cardiology

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Dennis Mello, MD

Dennis Mello, MD

Title(s): Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Single ventricle surgery, low birth weight neonatal cardiac surgery, transposition surgery

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Alisa Niksch, MD

Alisa Niksch, MD

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology and Exercise Physiology; Pediatric Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7435
Fax #: 617-636-2354

Cardiac ablation and arrhythmia management, pacemaker/ICD implantation and management, congenital heart disease

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Liwen Tang, MD

Liwen Tang, MD

Title(s): Pediatric Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5067
Fax #: 617-636-2354

General pediatric cardiology, echocardiogram, fetal echocardiogram

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Mark V. Zilberman, MD

Mark V. Zilberman, MD

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Echocardiology and Fetal Cardiology; Co-Director, Congenital Heart Disease Clinic; Pediatric Cardiologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, CardioVascular Center, Pediatric Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5067
Fax #: 617-636-2354

Non-invasive diagnostics

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

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A world-class pediatric teaching hospital shouldn’t make you and your child feel small.  At Floating Hospital for Children our littlest patients are our biggest priority. This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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A child in the pediatric emergency department at Floating Hospital for Children.

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The Leapfrog Group gave Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts Medical Center an “A” rating for outstanding patient safety in 2014.

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Floating Hospital for Children began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.

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