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Cardiac Care Commitment Taken to Heart

May 06, 2010

The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Takes Cardiac Care Commitment to Heart

State-of-the-Art Imaging System Offers
Enhanced Visualization for Treating Arrhythmia Patients

Hudson, FL – The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is proud to announce that patients can now get the benefits of an unprecedented advanced imaging technology used in treating cardiac arrhythmias, commonly known as irregular heart rhythms. This is due to our recent acquisition of the newly FDA-cleared CARTO® 3 Navigation System.

This three-dimensional imaging system allows our doctors to quickly and accurately visualize cardiac anatomy, and it will be especially useful in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, or AFIB. AFIB is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm in the United States, affecting an estimated 5.6 million people* and is increasing due to the rise in the aging population.

“Imaging with the new CARTO® 3 System puts us at the forefront of being able to visualize and treat nearly every type of arrhythmia,” says Luis Annoni, M.D., Medical Director, Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology at The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. “It also reinforces our commitment to help the growing number of arrhythmia patients get fast, effective treatment.”

The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point offers a full range of cardiac programs and services, including interventional, electrophysiology, and surgical treatment options. The hospital offers free informative community lectures on heart disease and cardiac procedures, which often feature physicians on the hospital medical staff discussing their area of expertise.  For information on these programs, please visit the hospital website at www.RMCHealth.com.

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