SA Heart cardiologist Dr Richard Hillock is the first at Ashford Hospital and among the first in Australia to utilise the St. Jude Medical™ EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system.
This upgrade in existing technology uses intelligent automation tools and collects high-resolution data much faster than other systems, enabling effective diagnosis and treatment in less time, which has the added benefit of reducing and, in some cases eliminating, patient and clinician exposure to fluoroscopic radiation.
As the population ages, the prevalence of patients experiencing cardiac arrhythmias is expected to increase. The most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, affects more than 33 million people worldwide. People with cardiac arrhythmias often experience no symptoms; others may experience heart palpitations, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue, fainting and anxiousness. Over time, untreated atrial fibrillation can cause a stroke.
Cardiac mapping systems will help our team of EP cardiologists diagnose an arrhythmia and determine the best course of action to successfully manage and treat the irregular heartbeat.
The St. Jude Medical™ EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system enables a detailed look inside the heart to help cardiologists diagnose an arrhythmia and determine the best course of action to successfully manage and treat the irregular heartbeat.
The St. Jude Medical EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system facilitates complex arrhythmia diagnoses through easy visualization of voltage pathways on a single map with the SparkleMap feature.