EP Testing

Overview: Electrophysiology testing, is used to understand and detect the electrical activity of your heart.


Electrophysiology testing, also known as EP testing or EP study, allows a doctor to understand and map out the electrical activity of your heart. An EP study can be used for people with arrhythmias or other heart problems to identify their causes and determine the most suitable treatments. It is also used to predict the risk of sudden cardiac death in some situations. EP testing is not recommended to assess risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in HCM patients.

American Heart Association. (2016, September 30). Electrophysiology Studies (EPS). Electrophysiology Studies (EPS) l American Heart Association. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/arrhythmia/symptoms-diagnosis--monitoring-of-arrhythmia/electrophysiology-studies-eps


Mayo Clinic. (2018, March 27). EP Study. EP Study - Mayo Clinic. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/ep-study/about/pac-20384999


HCMA 6/2021

Catheter ablation used to treat abnormal heart rhythms cardiac arrhythmias using radiofrequency energy and imaging system with fluoroscopic X-ray tube for interventional electrophysiology studies