EPS and RFA stand for Electrophysiology Study and Radio-Frequency Ablation. Cardiac electrophysiology studies (EPS) are used to test heart rhythms in the case of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). The doctor will use catheters to send electric pulses to patient's heart, and then record the signals produced by the heart in a process called cardiac mapping. These tests can help detect the source of the arrhythmia, how to treat the arrhythmia, and what medical devices might work best for each situation. If the doctor finds the source of the arrhythmia, he or she can use RFA to treat the problem. Radio-frequency ablation (RFA) destroys any heart tissue causing irregular beats or disturbances using electrical energy to target the tissue. For this procedure, a special RFA catheter is inserted and used to burn the abnormal tissue.
Metromed International Cardiac Centre (MICC) is the largest and first of its kind Cardiac Speciality hospital in Kerala that delivers a holistic cardiac care to the patient.
MICC has a capacity of 200 beds, offering treatment for all kinds of complex heart related procedures such as Interventional Cardiac Procedure, Adult & Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Heart surgery, to name a few.
The hospital has an outstanding team of highly qualified cardiac specialists, who are widely known for their expertise in cardiac interventions including Balloon Angioplasty, Stent Implantation, Atherectomy, Endograft, Laser Angioplasty, and Thrombolysis in simple as well as complex peripheral vascular pathologies.
Metromed International Cardiac Centre (MICC) is equipped with the latest medical equipments and technology for heart care. There are specialized units for coronary care, two post-operative ICUs and critical care. The hospital also has advanced Cath labs where various types of catheter based cardiac interventions can be performed in adults, children and even newborns. The modular OT complex, at MICC, is high-tech operating suite which is managed with international standards for infection control.