Why do I need this test (Electrophysiology Study)?
In patients with heart rhythm disorders, EPS and RFA are recommended (Arrhythmia). EPS (Electrophysiology Study) and RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) fall under the umbrella of Interventional Cardiology, and the specialists who perform them are known as Cardiac Electrophysiologists or Interventional Cardiologists.
EPS, like Angiography, is an invasive intracardiac test or a minimally invasive procedure.
It investigates the electrical activity of the heart and deviations in electrical impulses from normal, as well as their origin and path, and assists in determining the best treatment modality to correct the defect.
Treatment options include Medications alone, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemaker Implantation, ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) implantation, and Surgery. Your specialist is the best person to determine the best treatment option for you based on your test results and clinical examination.
The answer is YES Radio frequency Ablation (RFA
Radiofrequency Ablation, also known as Catheter Ablation, is a minimally invasive medical procedure that involves removing a small faulty portion of the heart's electrical conduction system that is causing abnormal heartbeats. Or irregular heartbeats, is destroyed or scarred using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating current (350 to 500 KHz). Using radiofrequency energy, this procedure restores the heart's normal rhythm.
Who Needs Ablation Treatment?
Ablation therapy has numerous applications. Ablation is a procedure used to treat cardiac conditions such as atrial fibrillation and improve quality of life. Other types of ablation therapy, such as the removal of thyroid nodules or breast cancers, are used instead of open surgery to preserve good tissue and reduce surgical risks.
Ablation is a medical procedure that can be used to treat a wide range of medical problems.
To treat an arrhythmia of the heart
To alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding
To treat kidney, liver, and other organ tumors.
When medications fail to work effectively or the patient is unable to tolerate them, RFA is used to treat irregular heartbeat or loss of heart rhythm (Arrhythmia).
Medicines are used to control the faulty heart tissue in abnormal heart rhythms, whereas RFA destroys the abnormal cardiac tissue that causes Arrhythmia. RFA is a safe procedure with good outcomes. The procedure takes 2 to 4 hours to complete.