Cardiac electrophysiology is the science of elucidating, diagnosing, and treating the electrical activities of the heart. The term is usually used to describe studies of such phenomena by invasive (intracardiac) catheter recording of spontaneous activity as well as of cardiac responses to programmed electrical stimulation (PES).
A minimally invasive procedure that tests the electrical conduction system of the heart to assess the electrical activity and conduction pathways of the heart.
A procedure performed using high-energy radio frequencies (similar to microwaves) to effectively “cook” the abnormal cells.
The implantation of cardiac devices. Pacemakers, Defibrillators (ICDs) and CardiacResynchronization Devices (CRT=BiVentricular) are placed in the upper chest and are connected to wires that are snaked through veins and positioned into the heart for sensing, pacing and shock delivery.