Gaurav Arora, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Director, Electrophysiology
  • Associate Vice-Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs, Ambulatory Care

Major Lectureships and Seminars

  • “Pediatric Murmurs: When to Refer,” Three Rivers Pediatric Update, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, May 2015
  • “Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies,” emergency medicine grand rounds, Allegheny General Hospital, March 2016
  • “Syncope and Chest Pain,” Three Rivers Pediatric Update, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, May 2016
  • “Using a Smartphone to Diagnose Arrhythmias,” Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2017

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society
  • Pittsburgh Electrophysiology Society

Education & Training

  • MD: Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
  • Fellowships: Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
  • Fellowships: Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX

Research Interests

Gaurav Arora’s research focuses on management of arrhythmias.

Ablation of Accessory Pathways in Pediatric Patients: Association of Adenosine Sensitivity and Local Electrograms. This study reviews pediatric patients undergoing catheter ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and characteristics of ablation sites based on other accessory pathway characteristics.

Automated QT Analysis on Holter Monitor for Diagnosis of Long QT Syndrome. This study utilizes 24-hour Holter monitors to help identify differences between patients with long QT syndrome and controls. This study was awarded best fellow presentation at both the Pittsburgh American Heart Association (AHA) Fellows’ Research Day and the Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Annual Meeting.

Lyme Carditis in Pediatric Patients across U.S. Children’s Hospitals. This study utilizes the Pediatric Health Information Systems database to study Lyme carditis across 44 U.S. children’s hospitals and the changes in epidemiology and utilization over time.

Electrocardiograms in Pediatric Patients Presenting with Seizure to the Emergency Department. This study looks at the yield of electrocardiograms performed in pediatric patients who presented to the emergency room for evaluation of seizure.

Cost-effectiveness of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) in Patients with Repair Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). This study evaluates the use of ICDs in patients with TOF repair and the cost-effectiveness of this strategy compared with conventional therapy.

Retrospective Study of Exercise Testing and the Improvements Due to Implementation of Electronic Reporting. This study evaluated the impact of switching to electronic reporting of exercise tests and showed that it improved the time to finalization for these reports.

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