An electrophysiology (EP) study is a specialized procedure conducted by a highly trained cardiac specialist, the electrophysiologist (also called the “EP doctor” or “EP Specialist”). In this procedure, one or more thin, flexible wires, called catheters, are inserted into a blood vessel (usually in the groin) and guided into the heart by the EP. Each catheter has one or more electrodes to measure the heart’s electrical signals as they travel from one chamber to another.
Cardiac EPs, including Dr. Mathew and Dr. Moretta, do these studies to diagnose your specific condition, to help determine the best treatment, and to pinpoint the site where therapy may be useful. Most of his patients have this EP study done at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL, but he also can schedule the study for Venice Regional if that is more convenient for you.