EP Study & Catheter Ablation

An electrophysiology study, or EP study, is a test to see if there is a problem with your heartbeat (heart rhythm) and to find out how to fix it. In this test, the doctor inserts one or more flexible tubes, called catheters, into a vein, typically in the groin or neck. Then he or she threads these catheters into the heart. At the tip of these catheters are electrodes, which are small pieces of metal that conduct electricity. The electrodes … Continued

Coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery is commonly shortened to CABG and pronounced as ‘Cabbage’ for short. It is also known as ‘by-pass’ or ‘by-pass surgery’ or ‘bypass operation’. This is a big operation where patients need to be fully anaesthetized (‘fully asleep’). The chest bone (breast bone) is then split with a saw and the heart exposed. A long vein from the leg is carefully removed. Sometimes an artery from the forearm may also be removed. One end of this … Continued

Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty is a minor procedure to widen blocked or narrowed arteries, helping to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle. This procedure is necessary for people whose blockages places them at risk of getting a heart attack or of dying. It may also be required in severe cases where medication is ineffective or as an emergency treatment after a heart attack. A coronary angioplasty is performed using local anaesthetic administered at the puncture site, usually wrist or groin, … Continued