Cardiac electrophysiology is the study of the heart’s electrical system. The term “electrophysiology study” or “EP study” applies to any procedure that requires the insertion of an electrode catheter into the heart. Electrode catheters are long, flexible wires that transmit electrical currents to and from the heart. The procedures may be invasive (involves puncture of the skin or small incision) and non-invasive.

Catheter Ablation

What is a Catheter Ablation? Cardiac ablation is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias). Cardiac ablation works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that...

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Electrophysiology Studies (EPS)

Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS) is a test to look at how well the heart's electrical signals are working. It is used to check for abnormal heartbeats or heart rhythms. How the Test is...

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Pacemaker

What is a Pacemaker? A pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest to help control an abnormal heart rhythm. The device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal...

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Tilt Table Test - TTT

What is a Tilt Table Test (TTT)? A tilt table test, occasionally called upright tilt testing, is a medical procedure used to diagnose unexplained loss of consciousness (syncope). Patients with...

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Left Atrial Appendage Closure

What is a Left Atrial Appendage Closure? “Watchman” Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a treatment strategy to reduce the risk of left atrial appendage blood clots from entering...

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