Your heart works hard every day to keep your body moving. But when you have an irregular heartbeat, it can keep you from doing everything you want to. Cardiac electrophysiology at Saint Vincent Hospital can help you to determine the problem with your heart’s electrical system and find a treatment that can help.
Saint Vincent’s electrophysiology team of doctors, nurse specialists, radiology technicians and support staff are ready to provide you with a range of electrophysiology procedures.
Cardiac Electrophysiology Study: What to Expect
During an electrophysiology study, a small, plastic catheter is inserted through a vein in the groin and threaded to the heart. When the catheter has reached the heart, electrical signals are sent through the catheter in order to examine the electrical system in the heart.
Through the results of this study, your doctor will be able to determine the cause of your irregular heartbeat and find a treatment option right for you. We also use other related procedures to assess your heart, including resting or exercise electrocardiogram (ECG), Holter monitoring, echocardiography, chest X-rays and other diagnostic tools.
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