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Electrophysiology-Heart Rhythm Disorders

EPS is done to figure out why someone's heart isn't beating regularly. Doctors at CARE Hospitals conduct the study very cautiously with proper methodology. Electrical signals usually follow a predictable path through the heart. It follows the following pattern-

  • Heart scarring can be caused by heart attacks, age, and high blood pressure. 

  • The heart may begin to beat in an irregular (uneven) pattern. 

  • Arrhythmias can be caused by extra aberrant electrical pathways found in certain congenital cardiac abnormalities.

Doctors at CARE Hospitals use a catheter to inject a tiny tube into a blood artery that leads to your heart during EPS. They can give electrical signals to your heart and record its electrical activity using a specific electrode catheter intended for EP research.

CARE Hospitals aim to offer comprehensive and extensive services to their patients. With a team of pioneer doctors and world-class treatment facilities, we strive to offer the very best to our patients. 

Diagnosis 

  • Cardiologists with the EP study develop a thorough map of how these signals flow between each heartbeat.

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG) can be used to figure out what's causing your cardiac rhythm difficulties (arrhythmias). It's sometimes done to see if there's a risk of sudden cardiac death.

  • Heart specialists (cardiologists) with special expertise in heart rhythm abnormalities do an EP study at CARE Hospitals (electrophysiologists).

Treatment of Electrophysiology tests 

CARE Hospitals Cardiology department focuses on providing patients with comprehensive care and treatment, including therapeutic, diagnostic, and operational procedures, by a team of experienced and skilled procedures. 

We have an electrophysiology team with extensive experience in electrophysiology tests, radiofrequency ablations, resynchronization treatment, pacemaker, and other device implantations. We are one of India's top hospitals for treating acute cardiac attacks.

You may need a diagnosis if doctors want to know-

  • Where does an arrhythmia originate?

  • How effective certain medications are at treating your arrhythmia.

  • If an issue is treated by eliminating the part of your heart that is causing the aberrant electrical signal. It is known as Catheter ablation.

  • If you think you can benefit from a pacemaker or an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) consult a medical professional at CARE Hospitals.

  • If you're at risk for heart problems like fainting or cardiac arrest, you should consult your doctor. The condition leads to heartbeat stoppage.

During Electrophysiology at CARE Hospitals

During an EP investigation, various tests are performed. The tests prescribed may be determined according to your medical condition and overall health. During an EP study, our doctors may be able to record the following-

  • Take a reading of your heart's electrical activity (Baseline)- The initial electrical activity of the heart is recorded by sensors at the catheter's tip. An intracardiac electrogram is conducted by cardiologists. It tells the path of electrical signals through your heart.

  • Send messages to your heart that cause it to beat -To speed up or slow down the heartbeat, the doctor may administer electrical signals through catheters to different parts of the heart. This may assist us in determining whether you have excess electrical signals that create an arrhythmia. Also may tell the location.

  • Give medicines to your heart and see its impact- Certain drugs may be given directly into your heart through the catheter to block or reduce electrical activity. The doctor can learn more about your illness by watching how your heart reacts to the medicine.

  • Mapping the heart- This method, also known as cardiac mapping, involves selecting the optimal area for cardiac ablation to cure an irregular heartbeat.

  • Perform a cardiac ablation- During your EP testing, if the doctor believes that cardiac ablation is appropriate, they may proceed with the treatment. Cardiac ablation is a procedure that involves applying heat or cold energy to specific parts of your heart using customised catheters. To reestablish a regular heart rhythm, the energy develops scar tissue that blocks aberrant electrical signals.

After Electrophysiology at CARE Hospitals

Post procedure care will be as follows -

  • You'll be taken to a recovery area to relax quietly for four to six hours after your EP testing. To screen for issues, your heartbeat and blood pressure may be regularly checked.

  • The majority return home the same day. After your test, arrange for someone else to drive you home and to take it easy for the remainder of the day. It's typical to have some soreness where the catheters were inserted for a few days.

  • Daily check-up by the doctors is also given.  The further treatment is analysed by the result.

Why Choose CARE Hospitals

CARE Hospitals are known for their world-class treatment and diagnosis in India. We aim to cater for our patients with the finest facilities and care. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac experts can guide you along with the procedure of electrophysiology. You need not worry about any risk or drawback. Our team may guide you along with the procedure and only operate if your body needs the treatment. The Cardiology Department of CARE Hospitals has a long history of providing outstanding patient care along with cutting-edge technology.

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