Electrophysiology

During an EP study, small, thin wire electrodes are put into a vein in the groin (or neck, in some cases). The wire electrodes are threaded through the vein and into the heart, using a special type of X-ray "movie," called fluoroscopy. Once in the heart, the heart's electrical signals are picked up by the electrodes and measured. Electrical signals are also sent through the electrodes to stimulate the heart tissue to try to cause the abnormal heart rhythm so that it can be evaluated and its cause can be found, or to help evaluate how well a drug is working.

The results of the EP study may also help the doctor decide whether more treatment is needed and which treatment would be best. you may need a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator, adding or changing medications, doing more abalation procedures, or providing other treatments.

While this is not an office based study it requires special training by a cardiologist (Electrophysiologist) to perform those procedure.

Southern Mississippi Heart Center offers electrophysiology consultation on site by a Board Certified Electrophysiologist Dr Ravi Kenagala on fridays.