Electrophysiology Studies

An electrophysiology (EP) study is similar to a cardiac catheterization in that catheters are placed through the blood vessels in your groin into your heart. This specialized study is used to assess the heart’s electrical function under controlled conditions. It is used to diagnose and in, many cases, treat arrhythmias using radiofrequency (RF) ablation. This study can also assess the patient’s need for pacemaker or defibrillator.