Electrophysiology Study An Overview
An electrophysiology study, or EP study, is performed to analyze the electrical or rhythm function of the heart. The Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute offers EP studies as part of our heart and vascular services to diagnose cardiovascular disease. The heart’s rhythm function is what affects the heart rate and heartbeat.
A physician may require an EP study to address an abnormally fast rhythm disturbance or to assess the potential for developing arrhythmias. If necessary, patients may also undergo one or a series of the following tests to diagnose their heart rhythm disorder:
- Event Monitor
- Holter Monitor
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
The results of an EP study will help your physician determine if further treatment is needed.
At Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute, our electrophysiologist can perform EP studies to determine or locate the source of an abnormal heart rhythm. During an EP study, an electrophysiologist uses a specialized electrode catheter to send electrical signals to your heart and record its electrical activity. The results of an EP study can help your physician decide if medication, pacemaker, implantable defibrillator, cardiac ablation, or cardiac surgery is the right solution to treat your condition.
Visit Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute for all your heart and vascular testing needs. We partner with many highly reputable healthcare providers to bring you only the best non-invasive treatments in Ohio. Our vascular medicine physicians, led by board-certified physician Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby, specialize in providing accurate diagnoses and state-of-the-art treatments for disorders of the veins, arteries, and lymphatic system outside the heart.