What Is an Electrophysiology Study?
Many patients get an EKG during a routine visit to their doctor. This provides limited information about the patient's heart rhythm. Heart rhythm disturbances often need further evaluation through an electrophysiology study.
During an electrophysiology study, Dr. Memon places specialized catheters through veins in the legs and then into the heart to record cardiac electrical activity. This allows her to diagnose the precise cause and location of the problem. She then can provide treatment for the specific cause of the rhythm problem.
Today, many arrhythmias can be completely cured through a minimally invasive procedure called cardiac ablation. Others are treated and controlled by medication, implanted heart devices, and/or surgical procedures. At Cardiac Electrophysiology of Alabama, we can help diagnose and develop a treatment plan for you.