Navicent Health First Hospital in Georgia to Use New Cardiac Mapping System

RHYTHMIA HDx™ Mapping System Improves Physician Care

The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) has become the first hospital in the state of Georgia to use the RHYTHMIA HDx™ Mapping System to create high-definition cardiac maps that can assist physicians in identifying arrhythmias with greater efficiency and improve clarity during ablation procedures.

Unlike conventional cardiac mapping systems, the RHYTHMIA HDx Mapping System offers the highest level of mapping efficiency by rapidly and automatically acquiring high volumes of data with improved electrogram resolution to generate three-dimensional maps of any chamber of the heart. The resulting maps are then used to help diagnose, locate and treat the source of rhythm abnormality. The system also improves the accuracy of the maps generated by using an intelligent annotation algorithm and a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic catheters that enable detailed and high-definition mapping and targeted ablation therapy.

“Adding the new RHYTHMIA HDx Mapping System to our electrophysiology services allows us to more clearly see and understand even the most complex arrhythmias. The system’s ability to create high-resolution maps using a novel algorithm will increase our procedural efficiency and reduce the need for repeat ablation procedures, enabling us to better serve patients. We are pleased to be the first in the state to offer this service,” said Joseph Poku, MD, electrophysiologist at MCNH.

The RHYTHMIA HDx Mapping System is complemented by the use of the INTELLAMAP ORION™ High-Resolution Mapping Catheter and Boston Scientific’s full portfolio of INTELLANAV™ Ablation Catheters. The RHYTHMIA HDx Mapping System received CE Mark in December 2016 and U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance in April 2017.

“At Navicent Health, we are committed to offering the latest in technology for the benefit of our patients and our physicians. We are pleased to offer this new mapping system to increase efficiency of care through improved accuracy, providing patients with outstanding results,” said Tom Oliver, MD, Chief Medical Officer for MCNH.

For more information on the RHYTHMIA HDx Mapping System, please visit http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/products/capital-equipment--mapping-and-navigation/rhythmia-mapping-system.html

For more information on the cardiac services offered at MCNH, particularly those related to arrhythmias, please visit https://www.navicenthealth.org/service-center/heart-center-featuring-the-luce-heart-institute/home

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s only dedicated pediatric hospital; Navicent Health Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area’s first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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