Overview of EP Study
An electrophysiology (EP) study helps your doctor diagnose and evaluate abnormal heart rates and rhythms. During this study, one or more specialized EP catheters is guided into your heart where it sends small electrical impulses. How your heart responds to these impulses gives your doctor important information about what might be causing your heart rhythm abnormalities — and how best to treat them. EP studies are often done before placement of devices such as pacemakers or ICDs — or before a treatment procedure called ablation.
EP Study In Depth
Learn more about electrophysiology studies from Intermountain's Patient Education Library:
Learn what happens (and what you need to do) before, during, and after this procedure:
Where Do I Go?
Electrophysiology studies are performed in a EP procedure room in the Cardiovascular Cath Lab. On the day of your procedure, you need to come to Intermountain Medical Center – building 4 (Sorenson Heart & Lung Center). After entering the main doors, follow the signs to Patient Registration on the first floor. We will check you in and take you to a room in our Cardiac Procedure and Recovery Unit. Here you will be prepared for your procedure, and you will meet with your doctor. When it is time for your procedure, you will be taken to the Cardiovascular Lab.
If you have questions please call us: 801-507-4701.
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