Cardiologists at Baptist North Mississippi recently performed the region’s first procedure using a new 3D mapping platform for enhanced treatment of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat.
This new technology from Abbott gives physicians a 360-degree map of the heart during procedures, regardless of where a catheter is inserted. The enhanced view allows physicians a clearer picture of what’s happening in the heart, resulting in greater precision and better outcomes.
“With this new technology, surgeons can map one million points in the heart,” said Dr. Eric Johnson, cardiologist with the Stern Cardiovascular Foundation and Baptist North Mississippi, who performed the first procedure. “This level of precision in real time allows physicians to see where arrhythmias originate, leading to better therapies and greater results for patients.”
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.1 million people in the United States will have atrial fibrillation in 2030. Left untreated, this condition can lead to strokes, blood clots or heart failure.