Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab)


What is it?

An EP lab focuses on the electrical the heart uses to maintain a normal heartbeat. It can also help treat heart problems in patients.

How Should I Prepare?

It is important that the patient doesn’t eat anything six to eight hours prior to the test. Patients should speak to their doctor about any medications they take before the appointment. Bring hearing aids or glasses to the appointment and make sure the patient remembers to have someone ready to bring them home.

What Happens During the Process? 

Electrophysiology labs that monitor the cardiac conduction system. There are a lot of different procedures that can occur in an EP lab. What happens depends on what procedure the patient needs. Typically there is a lot of sheath placements, SNRT, AV Node Evaluation, SVT and EPS procedures done in EP labs.


* Arrhythmia

* Dizziness

* Blood Clotting

* Infection

* Bleeding

* Bruising


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