Electro Physiology Study (EPS) with RFA

What is a radiofrequency ablation and why is it done?

Radiofrequency ablation is a non surgical procedure used to treat some types of rapid heart beating by eliminating areas of the heart that generate these abnormal heart rhythms causing arrhythmia.

What is an electrophysiological study (EPS)?

Electro Physiological Study is a study or test that maps the electrical conduction system in the heart.

How is the procedure done?

  • The area where the sheath, the arm or the groin, will be inserted will be numbed with a local anaesthetic medication.
  • Electrode catheters are inserted through the sheath and threaded to the heart guided by special imaging equipment
  • The electrophysiologist performs a detailed electrical mapping of the heart to determine the sites causing the abnormal heart rhythms.
  • An ablating catheter is then guided to the abnormal areas and electromagnetic energy is passed through this specialized catheter to treat the abnormal tissue and render it electrically silent.
  • The catheters and sheath are removed once the procedure is completed


Panel Of Specialist

Dr. Zainal Hamid

Dr. N. Arunachalam
MBBS, FRCS (Edin), AM (Mal)