Electrophysiology treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Electrophysiology treatment in Hebbal Bangalore is a study or test to assess the heart's electrical system. It studies the heart's activity and helps diagnose abnormal heartbeats or arrhythmia. It is a branch that studies the heart's function to analyse any inconsistencies.

The test is conducted by inserting catheters and wire electrodes that measure the electrical activity through the blood vessels that enter the heart.

Preparing for the procedure

When the patient arrives at the hospital, the following steps are conducted to prepare for the procedure,

  • The patient is asked to empty the bladder as much as possible. A urinal or bedpan will be made available during the procedure. Depending on how long the procedure will last, a catheter could be inserted to drain the bladder or empty urine.

  • A tiny intravenous (IV) needle will be injected into a vein in the arm to administer drugs when necessary.


The procedure is conducted in the laboratory department, and the patient is placed on an X-Ray table. Cameras, television screens, heart monitors and other instruments are placed in close proximity to the patients. Electrodes are placed on the chest and back to connect it to the monitoring equipment to continuously monitor the patient. A cuff for monitoring blood pressure must be placed in the upper arm to monitor the patient blood pressure.

The doctor may shave and clean the groin or neck area where the catheter will be inserted to prevent infection. This area will be cleansed with antiseptics, and sterile sheets will be placed over the body.

The doctor will also administer medications through IV or offer sedatives to make the patient feel sleepy. These medications are administered to reduce anxiety and discomfort.

A local anaesthetic will be administered through a tiny needle to localise the area where the catheter is inserted. A tiny prick or a stinging seheartnsation might be felt for a few seconds.

One or more catheters that are thin, flexible and long wires will be inserted into a large vein through the groin or neck. These catheters are then guided to the . The position of the catheters will be constantly monitored through a screen. The patient is likely to feel a slight pressure may be felt as the catheters are inserted.

Electrophysiology comprises two parts

  • Recording of the heart’s electrical signals to gauge the electrical function

  • Pacing of the heart to highlight certain abnormal rhythms for observation under controlled conditions

Medications may be used to stimulate arrhythmia. The patient can feel their heart pacing and pounding. This is done for doctors to make a proper diagnosis and help to ascertain a prognosis.  

After the procedure

The catheters will be removed, and the doctor will ask the patient to stay in the hospital for some time. Patients will be required to stay in bed for about four to six hours until the sites of the catheter are sealed. Upon discharge, patients will be advised about any medications they need to take and the activity they can do. Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals to know more about treatments with the help of group of specialised doctors in Bangalore