WRH Electrophysiology Performs Innovative Procedure

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WRH Electrophysiology Performs Innovative Procedure

(Batesville, Ark) -- On February 28th, White River Health’s (WRH) electrophysiology team was the second hospital in Arkansas to use the Medtronic PulseSelect system for the treatment of patients with Paroxysmal (PAF) and Persistent (PsAF) Atrial Fibrillation.  The team was led by Devi Nair, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at WRH. Nair is currently the only physician in Arkansas providing this technology.

Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) is a safe and effective alternative after medication for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). It’s a minimally invasive procedure that can control the symptoms and delay progress of AFib, potentially improving quality of life. It can allow patients to stop medications treat AFib.

The goal of the PFA procedure is to stop unwanted electrical signals causing an irregular heart rhythm. This procedure is performed by an electrophysiologist (EP) who specializes in the treatment of heart arrhythmias through a minimally invasive approach. This technology has been studied extensively and is one of the safest ways to perform cardiac ablation for AFib.

According to Medtronic, The PulseSelect system utilizes a non-thermal technology and enables mapping and precise lesion delivery using biphasic waveform optimization. The system Is supported by 15 years of preclinical and clinical evidence with one of the lowest safety event rates of any IDE trial for AFib ablation to date.

For more information about the procedure, visit the link here

WRH is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas. The system includes White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville, Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) in Mountain View, outpatient facilities, primary care facilities, and specialty physician office practices. WRH is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health. 


Posted March 1st, 2024