Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano's electrophysiology lab was one of the first in the U.S. to use pressure-sensitive catheters to perform radiofrequency catheter ablation. Pressure-sensitive catheters provide real-time feedback regarding the amount of pressure being applied to the heart tissue during ablation, potentially increasing precision, quality and safety.
In addition, Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano's electrophysiology lab was the first facility in the world to upgrade to the EPOCH platform. The EPOCH system uses magnets to steer wire catheters into the most remote areas of the heart, uncovering hidden damage to tissue and problems and providing a comprehensive look at the heart’s electrical anatomy.
We were also the first in the world to use multi-electrode mapping (MEM) software in concert with the EPOCH system. This technology may decrease procedure times and reduce the risk of harming healthy heart tissue.