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Richard J. Czosek, MD


  • Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Management
  • Co-Director, Heart Institute Research Core
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified
I was drawn to my specialty area by my love of science and my drive to help people. I practice individualized care that is continually on the cutting edge of therapy for pediatric electrophysiology.

About

Biography

I am a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in pediatric electrophysiology, which focuses on diagnosing and treating heart rhythm abnormalities in children and adolescents. I also specialize in cardiac channelopathies, which are genetic abnormalities that can cause heart rhythm disturbances. I perform device-implantation procedures and ablation for cardiac arrhythmias.

I was drawn to my specialty area by my love of science and my drive to help people. I practice individualized care that is continually on the cutting edge of therapy for pediatric electrophysiology. Families and medical staff share all the available information so that we can make informed decisions together.

In my research, I’m studying sudden-death prevention and improvements to ablation and device-based patient management.

When I have spare time, I enjoy hiking and camping in the wilderness and playing soccer with my son.

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Publications

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Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Treated With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Intractable Supraventricular Arrhythmias. Ghaleb, S; Thiagarajan, RR; Cooper, DS; Czosek, RJ. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:e547-e556.

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Ventricular force-frequency relationships during biventricular or multisite pacing in congenital heart disease. Baskar, S; Redington, AN; Khoury, PR; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:201-206.

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Patient understanding of disease and the use and outcome of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Baskar, S; Jefferies, JL; Salberg, L; Khoury, PR; Spar, DS; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018; 41:57-64.

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Pilot study analyzing automated ECG screening of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Campbell, MJ; Zhou, X; Han, C; Abrishami, H; Webster, G; Miyake, CY; Sower, CT; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ. Heart Rhythm. 2017; 14:848-852.

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Risk factors for complications in the implantation of epicardial pacemakers in neonates and infants. Chaouki, AS; Spar, DS; Khoury, PR; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Morales, DL S; Czosek, RJ. Heart Rhythm. 2017; 14:206-210.

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Electrocardiography Screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Campbell, MJ; Zhou, X; Han, C; Abrishami, H; Webster, G; Miyake, CY; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2016; 39:944-950.

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Arrhythmic Burden and Ambulatory Monitoring of Pediatric Patients with Cardiomyopathy. Czosek, RJ; Jefferies, JL; Khoury, PR; Anderson, JB; Wilmot, I; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2016; 39:443-451.

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Quality of Life of Pediatric Patients With Long QT Syndrome. Czosek, RJ; Kaltman, JR; Cassedy, AE; Shah, MJ; Vetter, VL; Tanel, RE; Wernovksy, G; Wray, J; Marino, BS. American Journal of Cardiology. 2016; 117:605-610.

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Quality of life in pediatric patients affected by electrophysiologic disease. Czosek, RJ; Cassedy, AE; Wray, J; Wernovsky, G; Newburger, JW; Mussatto, KA; Mahony, L; Tanel, RE; Cohen, MI; Franklin, RC; et al. Heart Rhythm. 2015; 12:899-908.

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