30 years of Hospitals of Regina Foundation: Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation Electrophysiology (EP) Lab
The Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation Electrophysiology (EP) Lab opened in 2011 thanks to a $1.25 million donation from Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation. The Electrophysiology Lab treats problems related to the electrical activity of the heart. The Lab, located in the Mosaic Heart Centre at Regina General Hospital, is a crucial part of cardiac care available in southern Saskatchewan.
One electrical activity is our heartbeat or heart rhythm. An abnormal heart rhythm - called arrhythmia
, can be life-threatening. People with arrhythmia visit the EP Lab to receive diagnosis and treatment. Once doctors identify what is causing a patient’s abnormal heartbeat they determine the best treatment to regulate it. A regulating device like a pacemaker or defibrillator may be the solution. In 2016 alone, 420 patients received pacemakers through the EP Lab.
One advanced piece of technology in the EP Lab is the Cardiac Fluoroscopy System. The system has virtual imaging capabilities and captures real time moving pictures from inside the heart. With this technology, physicians see a patient’s heart function and its pumping action live during procedures.
Dr. Omar Sultan, Regina’s first EP physician and cardiologist, was recruited especially for the EP Lab. Without it, southern Saskatchewan residents would have to depend on lifelong heart medication or travel away from home and family to seek treatment—both expensive options.
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