Baylor Plano and Epoch platform for atrial fibrillation therapy

Baylor Plano first hospital to merge MEM software and Epoch platform for atrial fibrillation therapy

THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano became the first hospital in the world on Friday to merge two highly advanced technologies for atrial fibrillation therapy.

The procedure combined the use of multi-electrode mapping (MEM) software with the Epoch™ platform, making the full-service cardiovascular hospital the first in the world to do so. MEM software, introduced by Biosense Webster®, allows the physician maneuvering a MEM-enabled catheter to acquire multiple mapping points simultaneously with a higher level of detail. The Epoch™ platform is an advanced computer-controlled technology that allows physicians to navigate within the patient’s heart with robotic precision.

Merging these two technologies means higher levels of efficiencies than before in mapping and correcting the patient’s cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). J. Brian DeVille, MD, FACC, FHRS, Medical Director of Electrophysiology and an electrophysiologist on the medical staff of THE HEART HOSPITAL, said this first-in-the-world procedure is an important step to further advancing patient care in the arena of cardiac electrophysiology.

“The integration of these two technologies confirms THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano’s commitment to excellence in patient care and providing advanced treatment to our patients,” DeVille said. “Our goal is always to seek ways to further minimize risk to the patient, which then increases the probability of favorable outcomes.”

Mark Valentine, the hospital’s president added, “THE HEART HOSPITAL is fully committed to improving patient outcomes and that involves implementing advanced technologies that will help us fulfill that goal. We consistently strive to be on the forefront when it comes to innovation because we know that ultimately that is what will serve our patients’ interests in positive ways and help us continue to provide safe, quality, compassionate care.”

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