Basic Definitions

Here are definitions of some terminology you may frequently encounter.

Cardiac electrophysiology is a branch of cardiology involving the study, diagnosis, and treatment of electrical abnormalities of the heart. It is sometimes referred to as EP. A cardiac electrophysiologist is a cardiology doctor who further specializes in the management of…
Arrhythmias are heart rhythm abnormalities that occur when the normal electrical wiring of your heart fails to work normally. Your heart rhythm determines how your heart beats. As a result, arrhythmias can lead to failure or absence of effective beating.…
Palpitations are the sensation of an abnormal heartbeat. They can be sensed as rapid heartbeats, pounding, fluttering, skipped beats, or pauses. They arise either due to arrhythmias or they may be a false perception arising from other causes.
Ablation is generically referred to as a procedure that is used to fix heart rhythm abnormalities. Specialized long tubes called catheters are inserted through blood vessels from the groin or neck. Then heat energy (or occasionally cold energy) is used…
Catheters are thin tubes that can be inserted into the body for various medical needs. They come in different sizes, shapes, composition, and uses. Catheters are used in multiple fields in medicine. In cardiology, they are often used to measure…