Cardiac Electrophysiology Overview
Cardiac electrophysiology is the science of diagnosing and treating the electrical activities of the heart. Cardiac electrophysiology helps to identify the source of arrhythmia, or abnormal heartbeat. The procedure takes place in a lab while the patient is mildly sedated. Results from this help determine the course of treatment, such as cardiac ablation, surgery or perhaps the need for a pacemaker. During EPS, doctors insert a thin tube, called a catheter, into a blood vessel that leads to your heart. A specialized electrode catheter designed for EP studies lets them send electrical signals to your heart and record its electrical activity.
Hattiesburg Clinic offers several cardiac electrophysiology procedures, including: