Mobilizing the Experts to Optimize Cardiac Imaging

October 18, 2016 by   |   Leave a Comment


ECVUE™ 3-D body surface electrocardiographic mapping system / Courtesy of Medtronic

At A Glance

  • A group of UVA cardiologists, radiologists and biomedical engineers are collaborating to expand on and develop new imaging techniques for cardiac patients.
  • UVA imaging experts are using MRI of the heart to make procedures for heart rhythm problems and heart failure problems more effective.
  • Medtronic’s ECVUE™ 3-D body surface electrocardiographic mapping system offers cardiologists a noninvasive alternative that can lead to a more comprehensive diagnosis during catheter ablation and pacemaker/implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) procedures.
  • UVA imaging experts pioneered a way to make transesophageal echocardiogram unnecessary for select patients undergoing ablation for atrial fibrillation.
  • UVA is making MRI available to patients with pacemakers and defibrillators.
  • UVA has recently adopted the CardioMEMS™ HF System to better manage patients with pulmonary hypertension.

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