What is an EP Study?
Electrophysiology is the study of the electrical conduction in the heart. Through invasive and non-invasive tests of your heart, your risk of arrhythmia is tested and treatment recommendations can be made. The invasive test uses electrode catheters (long, flexible wires) that are inserted into veins and are guided into your heart to record electrical impulses. Abnormal sites in the heart that are causing the arrhythmia can be found and doctors can treat you accordingly.
Why Have an EP Study?
An EP test allows for more extensive testing of irregular heart rhythm, which then allows the doctor to treat you accurately and effectively. This test is most useful in people with periodic or continuous symptoms that were not diagnosed by an ECG and documented as life-threatening arrhythmia.
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