What is Electrophysiology mapping?
What is cardiac mapping? Cardiac mapping is an electrophysiology study, or EP study for short, and helps our staff find out what is causing a heart rhythm problem like arrhythmia. Mapping the electrical activity of the heart is a critical component for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
What is a cardiac mapping system?
The CardioInsight™ Noninvasive 3D Mapping System is a non-invasive mapping system that collects chest ECG signals and combines these signals with CT scan data to produce and display simultaneous, bi-atrial and biventricular, 3-D cardiac maps. The mapping enables physicians to characterize abnormal rhythms of the heart.
How much does EP study cost?
A breakdown of charges by hospital department (Table 2) showed that EPS patients had higher charges for the hospital room (mean, $14 841 versus $10 277), electrophysiology laboratory ($10 132 versus $5207), and professional fees ($5711 versus $3602).
How is catheter ablation done?
Catheter ablation, also called radiofrequency or pulmonary vein ablation, isn’t surgery. Your doctor puts a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into a blood vessel in your leg or neck and guides it to your heart. When it reaches the area that’s causing the arrhythmia, it can destroy those cells.
Does an EP study hurt?
An EP study doesn’t hurt, but you may feel uncomfortable as your heartbeat speeds up or slows down. Tell your care providers if you feel any pain. An EP study can take one to four hours. Your test may last longer if you also have cardiac ablation.
Are you awake during cardiac ablation?
The amount of sedation needed for the procedure depends on your specific arrhythmia and other health conditions. You may be being fully awake or lightly sedated, or you may be given general anesthesia (fully asleep).
How long does an EP study take?
How long does it take to recover from an EP study?
Your Recovery You may have swelling, bruising, or a small lump around the site where the catheters went into your body. These should go away in 3 to 4 weeks. Do not exercise hard or lift anything heavy for a week. You may be able to go back to work and to your normal routine in 1 or 2 days.
How long does an EP study with ablation take?
Perform cardiac ablation. An EP study doesn’t hurt, but you may feel uncomfortable as your heartbeat speeds up or slows down. Tell your care providers if you feel any pain. An EP study can take one to four hours. Your test may last longer if you also have cardiac ablation.