ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

An Electrophysiology study (EP test or EP study) is a minimally invasive procedure which tests the electrical conduction system of the heart to assess the electrical activity and conduction pathways of the heart. The study is indicated to investigate the cause, location of origin, and best treatment for various abnormal heart rhythms. This type of study is performed by a specialist (an electrophysiologist) and is performed using a single or multiple catheters situated within the heart through a vein or artery.

Real Imaging & Research Centre, we use Echo to learn about:

  • The size of your heart – An enlarged heart might be the result of high blood pressure, leaky heart valves, or heart failure
  • Heart valve problems – whether any of your heart valves don’t open normally or close tightly
  • Heart muscles that are weak and aren’t pumping well – might mean that the area isn’t getting enough blood supply, a sign of coronary heart disease
  • Problems with your heart’s structure – detection of congenital heart defects, such as holes in the heart
  • Blood clots or tumours – to check for blood clots or tumours that could have caused the stroke.