Monday marked the start of the wi-fi dual-chamber pacemaker period
The Coronary heart Heart is the one strong structural coronary heart program on Florida’s East Coast between Daytona and Fort Lauderdale.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Well being First’s Holmes Regional Medical Heart added to its robust repute for minimally invasive, superior surgical coronary heart procedures on Monday when two of its Cardiac Electrophysiologists efficiently accomplished Abbott’s AVEIR™ DR Leadless Pacemaker implant procedures.
Holmes Regional’s Coronary heart Heart is the primary within the Southern Atlantic area and among the many first within the nation to have begun providing the know-how. Well being First Medical Group’s Cardiac Electrophysiologists Vishal Patel, MD, and Ken Lee, MD, every accomplished a process earlier than lunch.
“This long-awaited tiny gadget is a seismic innovation in cardiac pacing,” Dr. Lee stated.
Dr. Lee is a nationwide chief within the discipline of leadless pacing and has implanted greater than 500 leadless pacing techniques. This summer season, he marked his 100th AVEIR™ VR Leadless Pacemaker process at Well being First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital. Two of his sufferers this yr had been 100 years previous.
“Immediately’s achievement is a testomony to Well being First being checked out as a frontrunner in Electrophysiology,” stated Dr. Patel.
Dr. Patel has carried out greater than 100 leadless pacemaker procedures (AVEIR™ VR and Medtronic Micra™). Leadless pacemakers are implanted instantly into the guts in a minimally invasive, catheter-based process and remove the necessity for cardiac leads. Leadless pacemakers scale back lead-related problems and have a much less restrictive restoration interval.
Abbott’s AVEIR™ DR makes use of two distinctive pacemaker units, one which paces the best ventricle and one which paces the best atrium.
These units talk wirelessly on each heartbeat utilizing trademarked know-how that gives synchronized pacing primarily based on an individual’s medical wants. The process leaves no scarring, and for the reason that pacemaker is the dimensions of a triple AAA battery, the gadget just isn’t seen to the attention.
Dr. Patel stated a dual-chamber pacemaker could also be nicely fitted to sufferers with sinus node dysfunction (or sinus pauses) – current in about 80% of all sufferers who want a pacemaker – “as a result of for the primary time we’re placing in an atrial implant, which is what you want for sinus node dysfunction – it’s worthwhile to tempo the atrium.”
It could even be optimum for sufferers with intermittent or full coronary heart block.
“The AVEIR DR is a real dual-chamber leadless pacemaker. No incisions. No scars. No wires. This long-awaited know-how is a recreation changer!” Dr. Lee stated.
“Our Electrophysiologists have been delivering excellent outcomes for our sufferers, and sufferers can anticipate the identical outcomes right here if not higher than among the tutorial surgical facilities within the North,” Dr. Patel stated.
“Now we have a wonderful repute. You realize, now we have sufferers transferred right here from tutorial facilities – often it’s the other. Now we have tutorial facilities calling us, asking if we’ll take their affected person.”
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