An Electrophysiological Study (EPS) and Radio Frequency Ablation are done in conjunction with each other to diagnose and treat the conditions related to abnormal heartbeats. 


What is an Electrophysiological Study (EPS)?

A testing tool, EPS, help the doctor to diagnose and analyze the reasons behind faster and abnormal heart rhythms. It is more sophisticated and detailed than an ECG. A minimally invasive procedure is done by inserting a fine, flexible catheter into the heart via blood vessels through the groin. A special electrode at the end of the catheter tip triggers the heart and records the electrical activity enabling the doctor to identify the reason behind the abnormal heartbeat.

What is a Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)?

In case of abnormal heart rate, your doctor may recommend an immediate Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA). The procedure is similar to EPS, but the Radiofrequency energy is used to destroy the small area in the heat that is generating the abnormal electrical activity.

Who Needs EPS and RFA?

Patients suffering from severe palpitations, tachycardia or faster heart rate, extra beat or an ectopic beat, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia would require an EPS study followed by RFA.


Yes. The patient may have to be under observation for a few hours or spend overnight in the hospital before getting discharged.

You can resume normal work without exerting much pressure within two days. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Refrain from lifting heavy objects and working out at the gym for at least a month after the procedure.

EPS and RFA are simple, advanced, and minimally invasive procedures and do not carry any significant risks. However, it might differ from patient to patient.

No. Please do not drive for a week after the procedure.

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