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What is the definition or description of: cardiac electrophysiology?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac electrophysiology?

Heart rhythm : Electrophysiology test is exam to test the electrical system of the heart. It is invasive test where catheters are advanced through the veins into the cardiac chambers. Basic measurements are done then heart stimulation is performed to provoke arrhythmia. It is done under controlled setting and your doctor can initiate and terminate the arrhythmia using the catheters ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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Cardiac Electrophysiology (Definition)

Electrophysiology test is exam to test the electrical system of the heart. It is invasive test where catheters are advanced through the veins into the cardiac chambers. Basic measurements are done then heart stimulation is performed to provoke arrhythmia. It is done under controlled setting and your doctor can initiate and terminate the ...Read more


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Cardiac electrophysiology -- can anyone give me more information please?

Cardiac electrophysiology -- can anyone give me more information please?

EP: Cardiac electrophysiology is a branch of cardiology that deals with the electrical activity of the heart. They treat rhythm disturbances and arrhythmias and devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. ...Read more

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What is electrophysiology?

Electrophysiology: Electrophysiology is the science and branch of physiology that pertains to the flow of ions in biological tissues and, in particular, to the electrical recording techniques that enable the measurement of this flow. ...Read more

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I will see electrophysiology as my cardiologist thought I had Ectopic beats But my description is much closer to Non Sustained VT ,big difference?

I will see electrophysiology as my cardiologist thought I had Ectopic beats
But my description is much closer to Non Sustained VT ,big difference?

Ectopic beats can: come from the atria or the ventricle. Not sure which you mean. They carry different prognostic and diagnostic significance so there is a big difference. The EP will straighten this out. ...Read more

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Confused. Have bi vent for dcm. Pacing 100%. Dr said i had 9 sec episode of afib. At electrophysiology apt. Thought bivent controlled beat?

Confused. Have bi vent for dcm. Pacing 100%. Dr said i had 9 sec episode of afib. At electrophysiology apt. Thought bivent controlled beat?

Bivi icd: The bivi device resynchronize right to left ventricle to improve heart function atrial fibrillation comes from the upper chamber of the heart the bivi does not control atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for syndrome x (cardiac)?

What are the tests for syndrome x (cardiac)?

Many.: You need to look at and control lipids and hbp. First, most have an apple build, ie. Carry weight on the torso, rather than buttocks and extremities. Family hx of hbp, cholesterol problems, diabetes 2, and ASHD or mi, especially if strong. I obtain fasting lipids, insulin, hgba1c. A lipid profile suggesting syndrome x is high triglycerides and low hdl. Ldl may be low becasue of high tgs. ...Read more

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How precise is a nuclear cardiac stress test?

How precise is a nuclear cardiac stress test?

nuclear stress: All tests have sensitivity and specificity and each lab has its own data. In the best labs these values for this test are >85% sens/spec., there are many technical factors. We choose tests by the information needed and the best test o get us what we need to know. ...Read more

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What is the name of the cardiac stress test drug?

What is the name of the cardiac stress test drug?

Cardiac stress test: There are various drugs we use during cardiac stress testing with imaging. For routine treadmill or bicycle exercise stress testing without imaging, no drugs are used. When we do perfusion imaging we use thallium 201 or sestamibi for the imaging. We do use adenosine and other agents to facilitate the myocardial perfusion imaging especially if exercise isn't done. ...Read more

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What is the average cost of a cardiac nuclear stress test?

What is the average cost of a cardiac nuclear stress test?

Varies: It varies depending on type of stress e.g. Treadmill or which pharmaceutical. It also varies by location if you do it in a doctor's office or clinic or hospital. Practices charge a wide range too. A wide range from 400s to 900s or higher for cash patients. What insurances pay and copays may be a lot different. http://health.costhelper.com/stress-tests.html. ...Read more

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Which are cardiac emergency precautions during tc99 stress test?

Which are cardiac emergency precautions during tc99 stress test?

Nuclear stress test: These tests are performed with ECG and blood pressure monitoring and with emergency drugs and defibrillator usually available in the room. ...Read more

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What are cardiac emergency precautions taken during tc99 stress test?

What are cardiac emergency precautions taken during tc99 stress test?

Mibi stress test: the study is done with ECG and BP monitoring with emergency equipment readily available if needed ...Read more

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Is there a test that is comparable to the nuclear cardiac stress test?

Is there a test that is comparable to the nuclear cardiac stress test?

Depends: It depends what your doctor is looking for. Ultrasound, cardiac ct and MRI may be able to show how strong your heart is beating (ejection fraction) and if there is any wall motion abnormalities. Cardiac ct and MRI can even look at the vessels, which nuclear scans cannot. However, nuclear cardiac scans are considered the standard of care for looking at how well the blood perfuses the heart tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more