An exercise MUGA is a test that measures how strong the heart is pumping at rest and during exercise. Ordinarily, when a person exercises the heart responds by pumping out more blood with each beat.
Electrophysiology Study ..EP..
Your doctor can better assess your arrhythmia through the use of a specialized test called an electrophysiology study. Your doctor can then determine medications or treatments appropriate for you.
Due to your arrhythmia (abnormal rhythm), your doctor is considering a catheter ablation. Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to eliminate alternate pathways present in the heart that interfere with the normal conduction and cause arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats).
Pacemakers have been successfully implanted since the early 1950's, and millions of people have benefitted from their use. Advancements in technology have improved pacemaker electronic circuitry, decreased their size and weight, and extended the length of battery life
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Your doctor has determined that you are at risk for serious arrhythmias or abnormal heart rhythm which may lead to sudden cardiac death, and has recommended that you may receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Sudden cardiac death (SCD) claims approximately 450,000 lives in the U.S. each year. Since the early 1980s, thousands of people at risk for SCD have received ICDs.
Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
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