Cardiologist Jaime Molden gave his thoughts on treating #afib in a recent press release. First he talked about the three types: paroxysmal, persistent, and permanent. Paroxysmal AF lasts less than 48 hours at a time; persistent lasts more than a week, and permanent lasts longer than a year. Molden also noted that the treatment is always individualized to the patient. Many patients want to get off of their anti-arrhythmic medications altogether, and others want to simply minimize symptoms. When symptoms […]
Good news for #afib patients in Kentucky. You’ll now have better, more focused facilities in your state which can help you manage your condition. Baptist Health of Paducah, Kentucky recently opened the area’s first full-service electrophysiology lab. Located in the Baptist Heart center, this lab will help diagnose and treat Afib as well as other problems with the heart’s electrical system. Read the full press release here.
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) has awarded Baptist Health Lexington full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation status. This makes Baptist Health of Lexington, KY the very first US hospital to enjoy this status. SCPC sets a broad range of criteria which facilities must meet before they are accredited. The facilities must then undergo a comprehensive review by an accreditation specialist. These criteria reach into nearly every facet of a medical facility’s operations, including how the facility […]
St. Mark’s Hospital and the Ogden Regional Medical Center, both located in Utah, are now offering hybrid ablations. St. Mark’s is in Salt Lake City. Ogden Regional Medical Center is in Washington Terrace. “We appreciate the purposeful collaboration between these cardiac specialists to bring the hybrid ablation procedure to Ogden Regional and St. Mark’s,” says Michael H. Baumann, M.D., MS, chief medical officer at MountainStar Healthcare. “With it, they have a more effective way to help patients with difficult-to-treat A-fib […]