Electrophysiologist Saeid Sajadi, MD performs a wide range of procedures in the new state of the art laboratory at Phoenixville Hospital that includes a biplane fluoroscopy X ray unit.
Phoenixville Hospital's electrophysiology program is a key element of its total heart care service. Electrophysiology includes the placement of pacemakers, biventricular defibrillators and radiofrequency ablation, which is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat some types of rapid heart beating.
Saeid Sajadi, MD was recently interviewed about the electrophysiology capabilities of Phoenixville Hospital's new biplane lab. Below are excerpts from that interview. (click here to access the complete article). "Now, there is no need for patients to travel to receive advanced treatment," he said. "We can complete complex procedures to treat a variety of abnormal heart rhythms including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias. Our cutting the edge new cardiac electrophysiology laboratory at Phoenixville Hospital increases safety and success rates of the management of complex abnormal heart rhythms." He explains: "Radiofrequency ablation therapy is a modality where radiofrequency energy can be used to cauterize or ablate tissue that causes abnormal heart rhythm. This is performed by applying radiofrequency energy to the tip of a catheter, which is usually placed through a minimally invasive procedure using the vessels traveling from the groin to the heart."
Dr. Sajadi adds: "A three-dimensional mapping system is used to navigate the mapping and ablation catheter inside the heart. In that sense it works like a car GPS system. Our new mapping system allows making geometry of the heart chambers. This can then simultaneously be fused with a cardiac CT image of the heart, taken before, in order to achieve a very detailed three-dimensional view of the heart. Using this system at our new electrophysiology laboratory helps us to know exact position of the catheter within millimeter of accuracy at any time inside the heart and to localize source of abnormal cardiac signal."
For more information about electrophysiology at Phoenixville Hospital call Amy Gross at 610-983-1301.
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