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    [VT]

    Author: ira leichter (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 12-16-01 00:28

    I have HCM and the latest Halter test showed rapid heart beats. I am scheduled to undergo a Angiogram and a electrophysiolog exam on the same day. The first at 7 am and if nothing found, then the electrophysiolog exam . They may put in a defibrillator. Has anyone gone through this. While my DR's say that they can do both on the same day, I am a little concerned.

    Any comments?

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    [Re: VT]

    Author: Bob (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 12-22-01 01:12

    Ira,

    I don't have a direct answer to your question, but your comment about having an electrophsiologic exam peaked my interest. Are you referring to an EPS (Electrophysiology Study), where they attempt to induce an arrhythmia? If so, you may want to do some research on this procedure before undergoing it. Like you, an EPS was recommended for me based upon non-sustained VT on my Holter. Coincidentally, someone had posted a question about this on the old message board, and Lisa's response raised issues about the value of EPS in predicting arrhythmias in HCM patients. I researched the subject and found the views of several recocnized HCM expert physicians which seriously question the value of this invasive procedure. I then consulted with an HCM specialist, who told me the EPS would be useless for me. Based on this information, I am not having this test, but instead will undergo a repeat Holter Monitor of longer duration.

    You may want to get a second opinion about the EPS, particularly if it was not recommended by an HCM specialist. You're welcome to contact me if you wish.

    Bob

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    [Re: VT]

    Author: Kelly (---.wat.localline.com)

    Date: 12-29-01 12:37

    please see "angiogram and electrophysiology study"
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
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