The Lancashire Cardiac Centre at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust is once again leading the way with pioneering heart surgery techniques with the aim of providing better outcomes for patients in the region.
The cardiac electrophysiology team at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, led by Dr Khalid Abozguia has received new catheter technology which will help patients who are diagnosed with irregular heart rhythms.
The Intellanav Stablepoint Ablation Catheter is a brand new tool that treats the heart for irregular rhythms. Treating the heart for irregular rhythms involves burning millimetre-wide areas of the heart using a catheter. This new catheter provides physicians with immediate feedback on how hard they are pushing into the heart tissue and how the tissue is responding to the treatment. The physician can now diagnose, burn and validate the success of intricate changes to the heart during the procedure.
Speaking about the use of the pioneering Stablepoint catheter, Dr Khalid Abozguia, the clinical lead for cardiac electrophysiology (EP) service at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are pleased that our centre is one of few hospitals in the UK able to offer this new technology, to provide significantly better outcomes for our patients undergoing catheter ablation for heart rhythm disorder.”