Florida Medical Center Opens Electrophysiology Lab to Enhance Patient Care

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As part of its commitment to better serve the community, The Heart Institute of Florida at Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore proudly unveils their new electrophysiology (EP) lab. The EP lab has some of the most cutting edge and state of the art equipment in South Florida.  All of the procedures are performed by physicians with advanced training in heart rhythm disorders and are supported by a team of specially trained health care professionals, technicians and nurses.

Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives.  This can happen to healthy people free of heart disease. Some abnormal heart rhythms can be serious or even deadly, and having other types of heart disease can also increase the risk of arrhythmias.  Introducing advancements in the medical technology used to diagnose and treat this condition is more important than ever before at Florida Medical Center. The new EP Lab will help the physicians provide expedited and more efficient cardiac care to Broward County residents.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this high level of care to our community.  Our team works very closely with the physicians and surgeons to always provide care that can improve the lives of all people we serve. The addition of our EP Lab further demonstrates our commitment to delivering treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Trey Abshier, CEO of Florida Medical Center.

The EP lab features the Philips EP Cockpit with Clarity IQ technology, including a 60” QHD screen which helps to provide outstanding data integration and versatility for improved diagnosis and treatment during electrophysiology procedures. The Clarity IQ X-ray system from Philips will provide significantly reduced x-ray dose while achieving high quality imaging for precise catheter navigation. The lab is also one of the few hospitals in Florida to offer the St. Jude ESI mapping system, which creates 3-D maps of a patient’s heart and is designed to help board-certified electrophysiologists navigate the heart by generating an extremely accurate 3-D map.

For more information, or for a physician referral, please call 1-844-319-4882

About Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore
Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore is a 459-bed acute care hospital founded in 1973. Located at 5000 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Florida Medical Center is the home of The Heart Institute of Florida, the hospital’s center for cardiac services which offers a Hybrid Operating Suite, Heart Valve Clinic, Chest Pain Center and the Aortic Disease Institute of Florida.

The hospital is one of the only Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Western Broward County as designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, allowing physicians and staff to offer a higher level of stroke care to its patients. Florida Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Center is also a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Florida Medical Center offers a broad range of medical and surgical services including: neurology and neurosurgery, a comprehensive orthopedics program, urology, psychiatry, gynecology, diagnostic imaging, pain center, wound care, diabetes education and 24-hour emergency services. Florida Medical Center has also recently opened a dedicated Senior Care Unit and Senior ER to accommodate the needs of the aging community.  Florida Medical Center is the first hospital in Florida to achieve full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Florida Medical Center received the following awards from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals: ranked among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures in 2014, five-star recipient for Coronary Intervention Procedures for 3 years in a row (2013-2015), five-star recipient for coronary interventional procedures for three years in a row (2013-2015), and five-star recipient for the treatment of heart failure (2014-2015 and 2017).

Florida Medical Center has also received recognition from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award in stroke care and the target stroke honor roll, the highest distinction awarded for stroke care. Florida Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Florida Medical Center, visit www.FloridaMedCtr.com.


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