Genesis Enhances Heart Care with EP Service that Includes New EP Lab & Equipment
Genesis is enhancing its heart care services with the opening of a new electrophysiology (EP) lab at Genesis-Good Samaritan and the addition of state-of-the-art EP equipment. The new lab and equipment is scheduled to be operational on Aug. 25.
EP services have been provided at Genesis since 2009 when M. Magdy Migeed, M.D., joined the organization as a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and the medical director of heart rhythm services. With the new lab and equipment, Migeed can now perform atrial fibrillation ablations – a procedure that wasn’t available at Genesis with the old equipment.
The new equipment includes a Siemens biplane imaging system and 3D mapping system that enables Migeed to see rotating CT-like images of the heart in 3D. The equipment cost $1.4 million and was purchased with funds from the Genesis HealthCare Foundation.
Renovations to the third floor at Genesis-Good Samaritan were needed to accommodate the new EP lab, including an expansion to the exterior of the building. The third floor visitors’ lounge was also renovated, making it more comfortable for family members and loved ones to wait during patients’ surgeries, cardiac cath procedures and EP services.
Cardiac electrophysiology involves diagnosing and treating electrical problems with the heart. This may be done through catheter-based therapy or device-based therapy. Ablation is a common cathether-based procedure that helps normalize rapid heart rhythm. Device-based treatments include common devices such as intracardiac defibrillators and pacemakers.
Genesis provides a full range of heart care services, from diagnosis to medical treatment, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, open heart surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation. For more information about Genesis Heart Services, go to “Heart Care” at www.genesishcs.org.