Electrophysiology Test (cont.)
In this Article
- Electrophysiology testing introduction
- Why do I need an electrophysiology test?
- How should I prepare for the electrophysiology study?
- What can I expect during the ElectrophysiologyTest?
- What happens after the electrophysiology test?
What Happens After the EP Study?
The doctor will remove the catheters from your groin and apply pressure to the site, to prevent bleeding. You will be on bed rest for about one to two hours.
An EP study can be frightening, but this test allows the doctor to decide the best treatment for you. In many cases, EP testing and the therapy following can greatly reduce the likelihood of spontaneous arrhythmia. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your doctor or nurse.
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Reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD on September 15, 2009
Last Editorial Review: 9/15/2009
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