Electrophysiology (EP) is a minimally invasive study of the electrical activity and pathways of the heart that UT Southwestern Medical Center uses to help determine the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm, the origin of the disturbance, and the right treatment.
During the electrophysiology, the doctor will safely reproduce your abnormal heart rhythm and may then give you different medications to test which ones help control the rhythm. The test also can tell the doctor which procedures or devices you might need.
To perform the testing, the doctor will insert small catheters into a vein in your groin, arm, or neck and guide them to your heart. A pacemaker is used to deliver the electrical impulses to the heart to increase the rhythm. The catheters sense the electrical activity and help analyze your heart’s activity.
To schedule an appointment with an electrophysiology expert at UT Southwestern's facilities in Dallas or for more information about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.