Arrhythmia Induction During Transesophageal Electrophysiological Study
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Electrophysiologic studies are a series of invasive diagnostic procedures performed in a dedicated electrophysiology suite or laboratory. The main purposes of these studies are to establish the presence of various forms of arrhythmias and to establish baseline information in patients receiving or due to undergo pharmacologic, electrical, or ablative treatment for arrhythmias and as workup for various electrophysiologic causes of complaints such as syncope, near syncope, and cardiac arrest. Such studies may also be undertaken in children with various forms of congenital heart disease before and after they have undergone reparative surgery. With this, EP studies remain an indispensable part of today’s modern heart institutes and continue to remain a field of rapid advancement and refinement.
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