DO I need EP Study?
First post from a newbie so please be gentle on me, lol.
I have been a distance runner for last 12+ years and ran 10+ marathons and numerous half marathons.
Couple of years ago I was diagnosed with CHD and had 3 stents implanted. Subsequently suffered a silent HA which left scarring consequently developed Arrythmia. Couple of months ago during my usual 10K run I suffered syncope out of nowhere and ended up face down first, got some facial scaring as a trophy, lol.
My cardiology team has referred me to an EP consultant, a very nice chap indeed, he has suggested I am a possible candidate for a PM/ICD. He feels that my condition falls into a grey area hence he needs to discuss my case with his team before making a final call, but in his humble opinion I must have the device.
He was asking if I would like to have EP study done to look for evidence (it may or may not be conclusive) or I would rather go for the device directly hence avoiding the ‘risks’ related to EP Study?
Secondly, he was inclined to go for the PM/ICD device rather than S-ICD, naturally later was my preference due to less complications/risks.
I would be grateful for your input.