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Electrophysiology Studies

Put Your Heart in the Right Place

Get help for your heart or peripheral vascular condition, and find out how you can manage your heart health. Talk with the cardiac specialists at Cottage Health. Call our heart and vascular care center at 1-844-51-HEART.

Abnormal heart rhythms—also known as arrhythmias—may benefit from evaluation through an electrophysiology (EP) study at Cottage Health. EP studies assess the electrical pathways and electrical activity in the heart.

Cardiac Mapping

An EP study produces a comprehensive picture of your heart—a cardiac map. Performed in the electrophysiology lab of the Cardiac Cath Lab Suite at Cottage Health, the study helps diagnose arrhythmias by precisely locating areas in the heart that interrupt its normal electrical system.

During an EP study, one of our extensively trained physicians who specialize in cardiac electrophysiology inserts a thin, flexible tube (catheter) through your blood vessel and into your heart to record electrical signals and disruptions. A special video screen lets your doctor watch the catheters while they’re in your body.

Comprehensive EP Evaluation

Following an EP study, your physician will recommend the best treatment for your specific situation. Beginning with the most conservative approach, your options may include:

Meet Our Heart & Vascular Doctors

The Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a nationally recognized regional destination for cardiovascular expertise and medical management of complex heart and vascular conditions.

The Meet the Doctors seminars give you an opportunity to learn about conditions of the heart and the latest treatment options. The healthy conversations include a 45-minute presentation by a physician, followed by ample time for questions.

The session is free. Please register in advance by calling us at 1-844-51-HEART.