Electrophysiology lab upgraded
Cath Lab 3 received a Biosense Webster 3D electrophysiology mapping system this week. This will allow the cardiology staff to perform comprehensive electrophysiological evaluations of patients with abnormal cardiac rhythms, including diagnostic procedures and 3D mapping of the heart. "The Biosense Webster system will allow us to perform SVT, VT and A-fib ablations on our patients," said Zane Kelley, RN, cath lab supervisor. "The ability to perform these procedures will allow patients to receive treatment here at SAMC versus being referred to other hospitals such as UAB."
In the photo, Kaitlyn Hoyt, field service engineer, Biosense Webster, explains the control layout of the SMARTABLATE HF generator to Norm Wrobel, radiology engineer, Invasive Cardiology. The SMARTABLATE HF is used during RF ablation therapy of the human heart and is a component of the Biosense Webster 3D electrophysiology mapping system.