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The arrhythmia specialists on our medical staff are highly trained in all aspects of the heart’s electrical functions, and our Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab) features advanced technologies to treat a full range of cardiac arrhythmias, including:
Since 2009, the number of electrophysiology cases to correct heart rhythm disorders at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has risen more than 50 percent. To meet this growing demand, we have added a number of electrophysiology specialists to the medical staff, as well as new diagnostic and treatment approaches.
Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano offers a robust cardiac device implant and management program. We offer a number of different implantable technology solutions, such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). These life-saving tools are often effective for managing certain heart rhythm disorders, especially for guests with complex arrhythmias.
Radiofrequency catheter ablation is a procedure that aims to eliminate small areas of heart tissue that can cause/sustain heart rhythm disorders. Our EP Lab was one of the first in the U.S. to use pressure-sensitive catheters to perform radiofrequency catheter ablation. Pressure-sensitive catheters provide real-time feedback regarding the amount of pressure being applied to the heart tissue during ablation, potentially increasing precision, quality, and safety.
In addition, Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano's EP Lab was the first facility in the world to upgrade to the EPOCH platform. The EPOCH system uses magnets to steer wire catheters into the most remote areas of the heart, uncovering hidden damage to tissue and problems and providing a comprehensive look at the heart’s electrical anatomy.
We were also the first in the world to use multi-electrode mapping (MEM) software in concert with the EPOCH system. This technology may decrease procedure times and reduce the risk of harming healthy heart tissue.
Patients should call 1.855.922.9567 for a referral to a physician on Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano medical staff that specializes in heart rhythm disorders. Referring physicians may call 469.814.3565 to schedule a patient with Afib or any other arrhythmia for evaluation.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Health Care System.