AMA CPT® Assistant - 2014 Issue 4 (April)

Intracardiac Electrophysiological Procedures/Studies Update (April 2014)

April 2014 pages 3-4 Intracardiac Electrophysiological Procedures/Studies Update Intracardiac electrophysiological studies (EPS) are invasive diagnostic procedures performed to examine the heart's electrical function and identify problems such as an abnormal heartbeat or heart rhythms. These tests have multiple purposes, including: (1) identifying whether the patient is at risk for certain heart events; (2) evaluating the effectiveness of a medication or assisting the physician in determining the appropriate therapy; and (3) evaluating whether a pacemaker or other implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device is indicated. An EPS includes the insertion and repositioning of electrode catheters, the recording of electrograms, the programmed stimulation of...

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