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Electrophysiology Study
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Electrophysiology Study Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

An electrophysiology study is performed to:

  • Find the cause of abnormally slow heart rhythms ( bradycardias )
  • Find the source of abnormally fast heart rhythms ( tachycardias )
  • Provoke and diagnose heart arrhythmias (irregular heart beats) that occur infrequently
  • Reveal suspected arrhythmias
  • Evaluate a person’s risk for sudden death
  • Assess symptoms of unknown cause, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness/fainting ( syncope )
  • Assess your:
  • Response to anti-arrhythmic therapy
  • Need for a pacemaker
  • Need for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Need for cryoablation (destruction of some heart cells by freezing)
 
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