Electrophysiology Study (EPS)

The normal heartbeat is the result of an electrical signal that follows a certain pathway in the heart.

EPS is a study of the electrical activity of the heart and it is usually used to confirm whether a patient is suffered from heart rhythm disorder. It may also be used to find out the underlying cause of the heart rhythm disorder. During the procedure, patient will be given local anaesthesia. Long flexible catheters or electrodes will be inserted via peripheral veins into various sites of the heart under x-ray control. Different electrical signals are recorded. Stimulation of the heart will be performed. During the procedure, patients may find a slight discomfort, which usually takes 2 to 4 hours. The patient will be allowed home the next day.