Electrophysiology Study & R.F.Ablation

To study the heart’s electrical system, a special type of heart catheterization performed called An Electrophysiology Study & Radiofrequency Ablation. It helps to determine the rhythm and beat of the heart and to know the best treatment for the patient. It also helps to discover the originally caused the heart arrhythmia.


In the procedure of electrophysiology, it disrupts the abnormal heart rhythm and finds any abnormality by putting a small scar on the heart tissue by scratching the surface of the tissue. It stops the heart arrhythmia to travel towards the heart in the first place.
This procedure detects any heart arrhythmias or abnormalities to determine that from where they are coming. This helps to determine the best treatment for the person’s particular heart condition. It is the science of treating, elucidating, and diagnosing the electrical activity of the heart. Electrophysiology includes both diagnostic and treatment measures for the person who is having a heart problem.


Through the Electrophysiology, Doctors will be able to study the electrical function of the heart to determine its susceptibility to very fast or very slow rhythms which may require specific treatment. Cardiac ablation can be performed to prevent recurrence of the rhythm abnormality.
This procedure is performed in the electrophysiology lab. Dr. Jitendra Singh Makkar is the best doctor who has successfully done much electrophysiology in Jaipur and radiofrequency ablation in Jaipur. Many patients got benefited from this procedure. He has got the credit of establishing the 1st fully equipped state of art Electrophysiology Lab in Rajasthan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Radiofrequency is a low power, a high-frequency energy that causes a tiny region of the heart near the tip of the catheter to increase in temperature or ablating / cauterizing a small area of abnormal tissue. Radiofrequency energy has been used by the doctors to cut tissue or to stop bleeding. a much lower power of radio-frequency energy is used for the treatment of palpitations.

During the first 48 hours, you may feel sore from several hours of lying still, might have bruises at the catheter site and you may feel strange heartbeat at time. Strange heartbeat is common as heart muscles need time to adjust to the new heartbeat.
You may feel shortness of breath chest discomfort or swallowing problems. If you feel fatigue, immediately consult your doctor.Also void bending or squatting, avoid hard activity like running or weight lifting.

The success rate of the radiofrequency ablation depends on which type of SVT is present but is usually approx 95% to 98%. The risk of returning the tachycardia or recurring after an apparently successful procedure is approx 1% to 2%.How long will I be in the hospital ?

You may return home the same day after the procedure or some conditions you may spend one night in the hospital.