The EP Lab

Designed to Munroe Heart's award winning electrophysiologist's specifications, Munroe Heart's electrophysiology lab focuses solely on the electrical system of the heart and serves patients with complex cardiac rhythm disturbances or complex pacemakers. The EP lab was built with innovative, technologically advanced equipment designed to enhance efficiencies in workflow, ensure greater navigational accuracy, while providing shorter procedure times - and the lab is supported by the latest in quality imaging.

Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) may be the fastest growing of all the cardiovascular disciplines but it is often characterized by crowded and cluttered labs. Tedious procedures are made even longer by repositioning equipment, walking to the control room and working with dissimilar systems.

To ease the functionality and enhance the capabilities of the EP Lab, Munroe installed a cutting edge electrophysiology lab, in fact, Munroe's lab was the fourth lab opened in the United States featuring this innovative technology. The lab was designed for complex electrophysiology procedures such as ablations and EP studies.

Munroe Heart's EP lab is equipped with the Philips EP cockpit. The EP cockpit creates a comfortable working environment by integrating data management throughout the heart rhythm care cycles, and enables new complex therapies. The EP cockpit organizes all equipment on one movable ceiling mounted rack to reduce clutter.

This allows Dr. Acevedo to operate all equipment in the EP lab from a single location, which increases efficiency and enhances quality care. In addition, instead of having to navigate through several monitors, the EP cockpit is equipped with one 56-inch high resolution LCD display that accepts up to eight sources simultaneously and can resize and enlarge information at any time and position on the screen, while maintaining full sharpness.

The lab also features St. Jude Medical's EnSite Velocity™ Cardiac Mapping System. The Velocity System enables Dr. Acevedo to simultaneously create a detailed 3-D cardiac model and electrical map using multiple catheters and electrodes, which allow him to collect and display more relevant patient information in a shorter amount of time. The Velocity System also provides real-time, side-by-side views of the live procedure and previously recorded portions of the procedure, giving him a quick and easy comparison of events and results at different times throughout the procedure, without losing the ability to visualize and navigate catheters in real-time.

The purpose of Munroe Heart's innovative, technologically advanced EP lab is to enhance efficiencies in workflow, ensure greater navigational accuracy, have shorter procedure times and significant X-Ray dose savings -- all supported by high quality imaging, which leads to better outcomes and patient safety.

EP lab