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What is an electrophysiology study?

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An electrophysiology study lets your doctor learn more detail about how the different sections of your heart are sending electrical signals to each other. For this test, you are sedated at a hospital or clinic and soft, flexible wires are passed through your veins into your heart. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tachycardia.”

Wang, P. Circulation, “Supraventricular tachycardia,” 2002.

Colucci, R. American Family Physician, “Common Types of Supraventricular Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management,” Oct. 15, 2010.

Mayo Clinic: “Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).”

American Heart Association: “Holter Monitor.”

NHS Choices: “Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) -- Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tachycardia.”

Wang, P. Circulation, “Supraventricular tachycardia,” 2002.

Colucci, R. American Family Physician, “Common Types of Supraventricular Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management,” Oct. 15, 2010.

Mayo Clinic: “Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).”

American Heart Association: “Holter Monitor.”

NHS Choices: “Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) -- Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

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