electrophysiologic study


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electrophysiologic study (EPS),

an invasive electrodiagnostic or manometric procedure that uses electrode catheters to pace the heart and potentially induce arrhythmias. The test identifies defects in the heart conduction system and arrhythmias that are otherwise inapparent. It also is used to assess the effectiveness of antiarrhythmic drugs.

electrophysiologic study

Cardiac pacing An invasive study of the electrical behavior of the heart to diagnose and study arrhythmias
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The first electrophysiologic study of the peripheral nervous system in neonates and young children whose mothers drank alcohol heavily during pregnancy found slower ulnar motor nerve velocity and smaller proximal and distal amplitude in 17 children exposed to more than 2 ounces of alcohol per day in utero, compared with 13 children whose mothers did not drink during pregnancy (J.
Reading between the lines, his doctors performed an electrophysiologic study in which they stimulated his heart and may or may not have produced sustained ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation.
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