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Alternatives to EPS

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Presentation: Electrophysiologic Study (EPS)
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Several tests are available to look for possible problems in the electrical system of your heart.
The alternatives to EPS include:
· Electrocardiogram or EKG
· Signal-Averaged EKG
· Holter Monitor
· Event Recorder Monitor
· Exercise Stress Test
· Nuclear Scan Stress Test
These tests can tell your doctor that an electrical problem exists but cannot give the specific location of the electrical problem like EPS. Sometimes, electrical problems may be missed by these alternative tests because the abnormal heartbeat may not be occurring during the test. During EPS, your doctor is able to trigger and study your abnormal heartbeats.
At this time, your doctor considers EPS to be the best test available to look for your heart's specific electrical problems. But if you would like more information on any of these alternatives, please press the question button now.

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