An electrophysiology study can be scary. You may find it helpful to
talk to your doctor ahead of time about your fears. If you are awake during the
test, you can ask questions and let your doctor and others know how you're
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Primary Medical Reviewer
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer
John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology