Electrophysiologic Study (EP Study)

An EP study is a test of the hearts electrical system. This test is performed in the catheterization laboratory. You will be given sedation through an intravenous line. A sheath will be placed in your femoral vein (groin) and wires will be placed in the right side of the heart. The wires will pace your heart at certain areas to see if an arrhythmia can be initiated. The cardiologist will obtain the information and once this is complete, the wires will be removed and the sheath will be pulled.