The Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab) performs diagnostic studies on the heart’s electrical conduction system in order to identify the areas responsible for abnormal heart rhythms.
For some patients, these abnormal rhythms can cause health issues and reduce a person’s quality of life. Once these areas have been located, they can be
treated or ablated by applying intense heat (radiotherapy) or cold (cryotherapy) to the site of the problem. This therapy can result in a resolution
of the rhythm disturbance in addition to a reduction in prescribed heart medications. Alternatively, a patient may be found to require an internal
cardiac defibrillator (ICD) implant to deal with the rhythm problem. ICD’s are also implanted in the EP Lab.