Southcoast Health Unveils New Electrophysiology Lab
Southcoast Health unveiled its electrophysiology lab at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Mass. The $4 million, 3,800-square-foot electrophysiology lab will be dedicated to performing complex ablations for patients with atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and atrial tachycardia.
The new electrophysiology lab, where providers will begin treating patients later this month, has more cameras to allow for better and quicker visualization of catheters. It uses advanced technology to minimize radiation from x-rays and in some cases, it can reduce x-ray exposure by up to 80 percent. The lab also has a new mapping system that helps physicians localize abnormal electrical signals from the heart at 10 times the speed of the old system.