The Electrophysiology Laboratory at Missouri Baptist Medical Center offers patients a state-of-the-art facility where a team of specially trained medical professionals provide the latest technology to diagnose and treat arrhythmias or abnormal heart rhythms. The most common diagnostic test performed in the lab for arrhythmia is an electrophysiology study.
An electrophysiology (EP) study is a type of cardiac catheterization used to determine if a patient’s symptoms are due to an abnormal heart rhythm, or to decide on the best treatment for an arrhythmia. The test may also be done to determine a patient’s risk for developing dangerous arrhythmias in the future. Catheters (thin, flexible wires) are inserted through a vein in the groin and threaded to the heart under X-ray guidance. The electrical signals of the heart chambers are recorded, and testing of the heart’s electrical system is performed.
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