Electrophysiology Studies

Patients with certain heart arrhythmias can now have Electrophysiology (EP) studies done at Capital Region Medical Center.


Electrophysiology is a subspecialty of cardiology that evaluates irregularities of the heart rhythm by recording electrical activity from within the heart chambers. Specially trained cardiologists use catheters inside the heart to evaluate certain symptoms that a patient may be experiencing. An EP study will enable the cardiologist to look for explanations for such symptoms as passing out, palpitations or lightheadedness.

Larry Handlin, D.O., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P, performs cardiac electrophysiology procedures including Radiofrequency Ablation and placement of Implantable Cardioverter/Defibrillators (ICD) at Capital Region.

Larry Handlin, D.O.

Dr. Handlin received his medical degree from the University Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., and his Fellowship at Truman Medical Center/St. Luke’s Hospital. Dr. Handlin is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology.

Patients may need to have an EP study after surviving a cardiac arrest or heart attack. Another reason might be EKG findings that may place them in a high-risk category for dangerous cardiac arrhythmias.