EPS Electrophysiology Study
Electrophysiology studies (EPS) are tests that help doctors understand the nature of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
Prepping for an EPS:
- Do not take Pradaxa, Xarelto, and Eliquis the evening before your procedure and the morning of.
- Stop taking Coumadin 2 days before the procedure. No bridging necessary unless instructed otherwise.
- Discontinue Atenolol, Metoprolol, Cardizem, Amiodarone, Verapamil, and Digoxin 4 days prior.
- Nothing to eat or drink 12 hours before the study, you can have a few sips of water to take your medications.
- You may be staying one night for observation or you may be discharged same day depending the status post procedure.
You cannot drive for 5 days after the study so please arrange for any assistance you may need after.