Electrophysiology catheters are specialised Millar Mikro-Tip Catheters, which are designed to be used with compatible stimulators/amplifiers (purchased separately) to perform standard electrophysiology studies. Depending on the features of the stimulator/amplifier, pacing and recording protocols can be performed from inside the heart (intracardiac) or through the esophagus (transesophageal) to determine electrical properties of the atrium and the ventricle, which include:
- Conduction times
- Refractory periods
- His potentials
- Sinus and atrioventricular nodal properties
- Inducibility of abnormal heartbeats
Compatible hardware include any ADInstruments Bio Amp for recording functionality only or an Intracardiac Electrophysiology Stimulator/Amplifier for both stimulation and recording functionalities. Electrophysiology catheters also require a certain level of care to ensure accuracy and the anticipated lifespan of your catheters. For a few best practice tips to help get you started with your catheters, see our guide here.
Accessories (purchased separately):