Heart Disease and Electrophysiology Testing

An electrophysiology (EP) study is a test that records the electrical activity and the electrical pathways of your heart.
It can help find what’s causing your irregular heartbeat. It also helps figure out the best treatment for you.

During the EP study, your doctor will safely reproduce your heart rhythm. Then, he may give you different medicines to see which controls it best.

Sometimes, one of these studies is done before you get an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD). It can help your doctor discover which device is best for you. It can also help him track treatment success.

How Should I Prepare?
First, ask your doctor what medications you’re allowed to take during the study. He may ask you to stop certain medications a few days beforehand. If you have diabetes, ask your doctor how you should adjust your diabetes medications.

Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight the evening before. If you must take medications, have them only with a small sip of water. Click to see more info about temecula facial oral surgery.