Your Health: New Electrophysiology Lab

Your Health: New Electrophysiology Lab

It's brand new, it's state of the art and there is nothing like it anywhere in Arkansas. In this week's Your Health with Washington Regional, we take a look inside the new electrophysiology lab at the Walker Heart Institute.
It's brand new, it's state of the art and there is nothing like it anywhere in Arkansas. In this week's Your Health with Washington Regional, we take a look inside the new electrophysiology lab at the Walker Heart Institute.

Electrophysiologist, Dr. Soliman Soliman says, "We're the only one in Northwest Arkansas that's got this type of equipment and we get referrals from all over Northwest Arkansas for this type of business."

Dr. Soliman also says the treatment is easy. "What we do here is a minimally invasive procedure to treat arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeat. First of all, we have new x-ray equipment." Dr. Soliman says the new equipment helps give a better, three-dimension-like picture. "Also, the amount of radiation is much less," says Soliman. "And that's better for us and for the patient too. We have what we call an introcardiac, or inside the heart, ultrasound."

Dr. Soliman also says they can look inside the heart. "It also can tell us early on if there's any complications happening. Then we come to the GPS, which is this three-dimension reconstruction that can show you from outside and from inside the heart, where your catheter is moving," says Dr. Soliman. "It's all put together right on one screen, so it eliminates a lot of the clutter that we used to have." Dr. Soliman says the new equipment is also convenient, since the doctor can see everything that's going on at one time, on one screen.
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