Three Village Cardiologists' specialize in Cardiac electrophysiology, the study of electrical functions of the heart, which control the speed at which the heart beats. An electrophysiology (EP) study is a test used to understand and map the electrical activity within your heart. Our cardiologists study and diagnose these electrical functions that are unbalanced that can cause arrhythmias or irregular heartbeat. There are four common types of cardiac arrhythmias Tachycardia, Bradycardia, extra beats, and ventricular arrhythmias.
Cardio electrophysiology can assess arrhythmia risks and design treatment, such as medication, pacemaker/defibrillator or ablation procedure. During the cardio electrophysiology study a thin tube called a catheter is inserted into an artery found in the neck, arm or groin and will be guided all the way to the heart under X-ray imagining. There the heart will be tested with different electrical pulses to regulate and measure the hearts reaction.
Why is an EP study done?
Our Three Village Cardiologists' will guide you through the discussions and benefits of an EP study.
An EP study is performed in the hospital. Before your procedure begins, our cardiovascular specialist will insert an intravenous line into your forearm or hand, and you'll be given a sedative to help you relax. In some situations, general anesthesia may be used instead to place you in a sleep-like state.
Several techniques may be used during an EP study, including:
What you can expect before, during and after the EP study, we encourage you to meet our staff and discover the full range of our cardiovascular medical procedures, studies and services. Please feel free to contact us at our main office in East Setauket, NY, with any questions you might have.
Our mission has always been to provide integrated, comprehensive cardiovascular care to our patients. Our cardiovascular physicians combine knowledge, skill and experience with advanced technology and innovation, brought together for a single purpose — to restore you back to health as quickly and comfortably as possible.