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The Center's electrophysiology lab is one of the most advanced and well-equipped on Long Island, especially in the local area.
With the addition of the Siemens Bi-Plane Fluoroscope (pictured left), South Nassau's expertly trained cardiologists are able to perform three-dimensional mapping of the heart. This is particularly helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmia disorders. This diagnostic/treatment tool locates the cells in the heart causing the rhythm disturbance and, through pinpointed accuracy, eliminates the damaged cells, restoring the heart to a normal, healthy rhythm.
For heart failure patients who meet certain Food and Drug Administration criteria, our lab offers treatment considered revolutionary. With heart failure, the weakened heart is not beating in sync. Placement of a bi-ventricular pacemaker re-synchronizes the heart and returns, in most cases, a normal rhythm. Prior to the use of the bi-ventricular pacemaker, heart failure patients were maintained through medication and diet.
South Nassau is the first Long Island Hospital to implant the world's smallest, wireless remote pacemaker – the Evia® pacemaker. The quarter-size pacemaker is 20 percent smaller than other pacemakers and incorporates wireless monitoring that works like a cell phone. If a problem is detected, the monitoring system immediately notifies your physician, who can perform a complete remote check-up via wireless technology.
South Nassau is also among the first hospitals in the U.S. and the first Long Island hospital to treat patients with the INCEPTA™ implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to treat heart failure and prevent sudden cardiac death . These devices are among the world's smallest and thinnest, with up to a 10-year warranty. That translates to greater comfort and fewer return trips.
These next-generation devices include options to promote appropriate therapy, reduce right ventricular pacing, and improve patient management. For appropriate candidates, this service, performed in the Center's electrophysiology lab, is life-changing. Follow-up services also include a free support group for patients with ICDs, sponsored with South Nassau's Counseling Center.
For more information on the Electrophysiology Laboratory, or to make an appointment, please call (516) 632-3672.
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