University Hospitals Parma Medical Center Opens New Electrophysiology Lab
University Hospitals (UH) Parma Medical Center has opened a new laboratory to help patients seeking treatment for cardiac arrhythmias. The new lab will help meet the increased demand for patients seeking treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia and a leading cause of stroke.
“Our new cardiac electrophysiology lab is going to be a great resource for our community, especially for those local patients in our west and south markets,” said James Lee Hill Jr., MD, MBA, CPE, FASA, FACHE, UH Parma Chief Operating Officer. “We are grateful for the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute and their commitment to technology and patient care in Northeast Ohio.”
The new lab is located in a larger space and contains a new 3D mapping system and fluoroscopy equipment. 3D mapping measures the electrical activity of cardiac tissue, creating a three-dimensional image of the heart’s anatomy. James Ramicone, DO, and Shashank Jain, MD, are two cardiac electrophysiologists who will use the lab for their cardiac ablations and implantable devices like pacemakers and internal defibrillators.
“This is a pretty busy lab,” said Dr. Jain. “From our perspective, we have more space to maneuver and the monitors allow for full use of the mapping system.”
“Our volume has steadily increased over the last several years,” said Dr. Ramicone. “This upgrade was desperately needed. It’s less radiation exposure for the patients, and it’s better for all the people in the room.”
UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute has invested $1.6 million into the UH Parma electrophysiology lab. In addition to UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute has dedicated electrophysiology labs at UH Parma, UH Elyria, UH Lake West, and UH Portage medical centers.
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