Feature | August 20, 2012

Baylor Heart Hospital First in the World to Merge Two High-Tech Systems for AFib Therapy

Merging to result in reduced procedure time and higher likelihood of favorable outcome

August 20, 2012 — The Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, recently became the first hospital in the world to merge two highly advanced technologies for atrial fibrillation (AF) therapy.

The procedure combined the use of multi-electrode mapping (MEM) software with the Epoch platform, making the full-service cardiovascular hospital the first in the world to do so. Introduced by Biosense Webster, the software allows the physician maneuvering a MEM-enabled catheter to acquire multiple mapping points simultaneously with a higher level of detail. The Epoch platform is an advanced computer-controlled technology that allows physicians to navigate within the patient's heart with robotic precision.

Merging these two technologies means higher levels of efficiencies in mapping and correcting the patient’s cardiac arrhythmias. J. Brian DeVille, M.D., FACC, FHRS, medical director of electrophysiology and an electrophysiologist on the medical staff of the Baylor Heart Hospital, said this first-in-the-world procedure is an important step to further advancing patient care in the arena of cardiac electrophysiology.

“The integration of these two technologies confirms the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano’s commitment to excellence in patient care and providing advanced treatment to our patients,” DeVille said. “Our goal is always to seek ways to further minimize risk to the patient, which then increases the probability of favorable outcomes.”

Mark Valentine, the hospital’s president, added, “The Heart Hospital is fully committed to improving patient outcomes and that involves implementing advanced technologies that will help us fulfill that goal. We consistently strive to be on the forefront when it comes to innovation because we know that ultimately that is what will serve our patients’ interests in positive ways and help us continue to provide safe, quality, compassionate care.”

For more information: www.thehearthospitalbaylor.com

Related Content

Acutus Medical, AcQMap High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System, improvement over sCT

Image courtesy of Acutus Medical

News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems| October 06, 2015
Acutus Medical, a global heart rhythm technology company, presented data that show the AcQMap High Resolution Imaging...
News | Heart Failure| October 02, 2015
Cyberonics Inc. announced results from the extension of the ANTHEM-HF clinical study (ENCORE Study). Results of the...
AtriCure, cryoFORM cryoablation probe, launch
Technology | Ablation Systems| October 02, 2015
AtriCure Inc. launched the cryoFORM cryoablation probe, which offers increased probe flexibility to adapt to a variety...
predicting arrhythmias, mcgill university, alternans patterns
News | EP Lab| September 28, 2015
Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a...
ACC, atrial fibrillation registries, ablation, left atrial appendage occlusion procedures, LAAO Registry
News | Atrial Fibrillation| September 24, 2015
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) launched two new clinical registry programs in August to track real-world...
Biotronik, NORDIC ICD trial, defibrillation testing, DF testing, shock efficacy
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)| September 24, 2015
Biotronik announced the publication of NORDIC ICD (NO Regular Defibrillation testing In Cardioverter-Defibrillator...
guideline, treating supraventricular tachycardia, ACC, AHA, HRS
News | EP Lab| September 23, 2015
A new guideline aimed at helping clinicians treat patients with supraventricular tachycardia, or a rapid heart rate,...
MedLumics, OCT, real-time assessment, catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation
Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems| September 17, 2015
MedLumics has announced the completion of a successful single-case pre-clinical feasibility study of its optical...
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, TCAI, first in United States, EpiAccess System, epicardial ablation

Image courtesy of EpiEP

News | Ablation Systems| September 15, 2015
The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center recently became the first facility in the...
Medtronic, Evera, ICD, MR-conditional, MRI, FDA approval
Technology | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)| September 14, 2015
Medtronic received the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an implantable cardioverter...
Overlay Init