Cardiology expands EP services
SAMC, in partnership with physicians from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), now offers expanded Electrophysiology (EP) cardiology procedures. EP is a branch of cardiology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. EP procedures are performed in the Cath Lab and can include a pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac ablation or surgery.
These procedures are performed using the new Carto 3D mapping system and St. Jude EP workmate software. The new mapping system allows the physician to create 3D images of the patient’s atrial and ventricular chambers. This enables the physician to have more accuracy to pinpoint the exact area causing the arrhythmia.
Pictured left to right are: Kim Gorland, RN; Maryanne Bravo, RT; Tom McElderry, MD; Michael Pinson, MD and Will Maddox, MD. They are performing a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) study for a rapid heart rate on January 4.