Is EP study the same as ablation?
An electrophysiology study is a test to measure the electrical activity of the heart and to diagnose arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythms. Catheter ablation is a procedure performed to treat some types of arrhythmia.
What is EP study RFA?
An EP study is a low risk procedure that has been performed in major medical centres for many years. The EP study makes it possible to study your abnormal heart rhythm under controlled conditions and diagnose your particular problem.
What is EPS with ablation?
An electrophysiology (EP) study and catheter ablation procedure is performed to evaluate and treat cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms. Abnormal heart rhythms can occur in children, teens and young adults with or without congenital heart disease.
How would you prepare the patient for EPS study and ablation?
Before your electrophysiology (EP) study or catheter ablation procedure, please do the following: Get instructions about the food you may eat. You will be asked not to eat or drink for six to eight hours before the procedure to prevent nausea. Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from the hospital.
How much does an EP study with ablation cost?
Results: The mean per patient cost of RF ablation was $4067 in the study group. This reduces to $2546 if prior EP study and GA are excluded. The mean per patient cost of continued medical therapy was $700 per year.
How long does an EP study with ablation take?
An EP study can take one to four hours. Your test may last longer if you’re also undergoing cardiac ablation.
How long do you stay in the hospital after a heart ablation?
Open-heart maze is major surgery. You’ll spend a day or two in intensive care, and you may be in the hospital for up to a week. At first, you’ll feel very tired and have some chest pain. You can probably go back to work in about 3 months, but it may take 6 months to get back to normal.
What is the success rate of cardiac ablation?
Pros of Ablation Higher success rate On average, ablation has a 70 to 80 percent success rate. Those who are young, whose afib is intermittent, and who have no underlying heart disease, can have success rates as high as 95 percent.