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Florida Medical Center Opens Electrophysiology Lab to Enhance Patient Care

Mar 12, 2018


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - (August 28, 2017) – As part of its commitment to better serve the community, The Heart Institute of Florida at Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore proudly unveils their new electrophysiology (EP) lab. The EP lab has some of the most cutting edge and state of the art equipment in South Florida.  All of the procedures are performed by physicians with advanced training in heart rhythm disorders and are supported by a team of specially trained health care professionals, technicians and nurses.

Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives.  This can happen to healthy people free of heart disease. Some abnormal heart rhythms can be serious or even deadly, and having other types of heart disease can also increase the risk of arrhythmias.  Introducing advancements in the medical technology used to diagnose and treat this condition is more important than ever before at Florida Medical Center. The new EP Lab will help the physicians provide expedited and more efficient cardiac care to Broward County residents.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this high level of care to our community.  Our team works very closely with the physicians and surgeons to always provide care that can improve the lives of all people we serve. The addition of our EP Lab further demonstrates our commitment to delivering treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Trey Abshier, CEO of Florida Medical Center.

The EP lab features the Philips EP Cockpit with Clarity IQ technology, including a 60” QHD screen which helps to provide outstanding data integration and versatility for improved diagnosis and treatment during electrophysiology procedures. The Clarity IQ X-ray system from Philips will provide significantly reduced x-ray dose while achieving high quality imaging for precise catheter navigation. The lab is also one of the few hospitals in Florida to offer the St. Jude ESI mapping system, which creates 3-D maps of a patient’s heart and is designed to help board-certified electrophysiologists navigate the heart by generating an extremely accurate 3-D map.

For more information, or for a physician referral, please call 1-844-319-4882

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