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Video: Understanding Electrophysiology Studies and Ablation - This nine minute video will help explain How Electrophysiology studies and ablation are done at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s EP Lab.

 

Electrophysiology Lab
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.

Hundreds of patients have received treatment through the lab since it opened in 2012. The EP Lab is a valuable asset to the RQHR Mosaic Heart Centre.
Dr. Omar Sultan is the lab’s Electrophysiologist and Director.
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