What does an electrophysiologist do?
An Electrophysiology (EP) Study is a recording of the electrical activity of your heart. This test is used to find the cause of the patient’s rhythm disturbance and determines the best treatment. During the test, Dr. Bedi may safely reproduce your arrhythmia, then give you medications to see which one controls it best.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)
A pacemaker is a small device that sends small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to maintain a suitable heart rate or to stimulate the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles). A pacemaker may also be used to treat fainting spells and congestive heart failure.Dr. Bedi will decide what type of pacemaker is needed based on the patient’s heart condition. Dr. Bedi also determines the minimum rate to set the patient’s pacemaker. When the patient’s heart rate drops below the set rate, the pacemaker generates an impulse that passes through the lead to the heart muscle. This causes the heart muscle to contract, creating a heartbeat.