Electrophysiology Lab Opens at OPMC
January 22, 2013
Orange Park, FL – Orange Park Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of an on-site, specially equipped Electrophysiology Lab to complement its existing broad range of cardiac services. The Heart & Lung Center’s EP lab boosts the latest technology for diagnoses and treatment of cardiac rhythm management disorders. The first case was performed on December 21st by David Weisman, M.D., specialist in cardiac electrophysiology, of First Coast Cardiology Institute.
In the EP lab, the heart’s electrical behaviors are diagnosed with a minimally invasive heart test. With these results, Orange Park’s dedicated team of specialists evaluate heart rhythms and provide treatment options for a host of cardiac rhythm management disorders that can cause abnormal electrical conductions in the heart. New procedures performed at Orange Park Medical Center include complex electrophysiology procedures such as electrical mapping, ablations, and lead extractions.
Some conditions treated in the EP lab include heart arrhythmias, palpitations, heart blocks and weakened heart muscle. Treatment options may include implantation of special devices like pacemakers or defibrillators to keep the heart beating normal or converting the patient out of the abnormal rhythm. Heat on the location where the abnormal rhythm develops to correct the rhythm may also be used.
“Like an electrician, our electrophysiologists fix the ‘electricity’ of the heart to help keep it beating in a normal rhythm,” said Kelly Lindsay, Director of Cardiovascular Services. “We are proud to open our EP lab and bring tertiary cardiac care into Clay County.”
For more information about the Electrophysiology Lab, the Heart & Lung Center and available procedures, please call (904) 639-8500.