Delray Medical Center Unveils New State-of-the-Art Cardiac Lab

DELRAY BEACH, FL ( – Delray Medical Center announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab. The 1,000-square- foot facility features multiple lighting levels, a mapping system upgrade, and an 80-inch monitor for better viewing. A cardiac electrophysiology lab is used to treat a wide range of arrhythmia disorders, including atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke. These catheter-based procedures can treat rhythm disorders without the need for surgery, which may reduce recovery time and complications. Specifically, Delray Medical Center has acquired the Allura Xper FD10 X-ray system from Philips for its cardiac electrophysiology lab. This fully digital system enables physicians to capture and view detailed images of a patient’s coronary structure, thereby facilitating faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease, while providing minimal radiation exposure to their patients. In addition, Delray Medical Center will be the only Electrophysiology Lab in Palm Beach County that will have the DoseAware system. This system gives real-time feedback of X-ray doses, so doctors and staff minimize the exposure of radiation. The system also enables a physician to have better patient access during an exam due to the system’s compact design. The “Bodyguard” system maneuvers quickly around the patient for optimal visualization, but will never collide with the patient or staff. Another added benefit is the digital Philips Flat Detector. This special screen helps to provide outstanding image quality, with less distortion than older imaging technologies. The Flat Detector helps to enhance diagnostic confidence and promotes better visualization during interventional procedures. “Both our patients and clinicians can benefit from the speed and outstanding image accuracy of this new X-ray system,” explained Chief Executive Officer Mark Bryan. “It will allow our physicians to complete a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures safer and faster, and that means the patient is off the table and on their way to recovery and discharge much sooner.”