Chennai: Hospital major Madras Medical Mission (MMM) has introduced 3D – Electroanatomical Mapping System of the Heart–EnSite Precision, a technology that could control and cure heart rhythm abnormalities with the highest levels of accuracy.
By bringing in this futuristic technology to India, MMM hopes to take cardiac care in the country to the next level. Talking to reporters, Dr Ulhas M. Pandurangi, Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Arrhythmia-Heart Failure Academy, MMM, said, “ever since the Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology Pacing was established at MMM around two decades back, we have been in the forefront of cardiac care in the region. This department was the first in Tamil Nadu to acquire the 3D mapping system way back in 2009. And now, we have taken another giant leap with the introduction of 3D – Electroanatomical Mapping System of the Heart – EnSite Precision. This technology, which is the latest in Arrhythmia Therapy results in less radiation, is more accurate, safer and fast; and limits physician errors,” he added.
The EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system from St Jude Medical (Minnesota, USA) offers the next-generation technology that allows for a high level of automation, flexibility and precision to help cardiologists to more effectively diagnose a wide range of arrhythmias.
He said MMM has already successfully treated four patients using the EnSite Precision technology. Baaskaran Subramaniam (53) from Malayasia, who is among the first four patients to be successfully treated, said: “I had suffered from debilitating symptoms for several years. I was already aware of MMM’s advancements in cardiac care. And, when Dr Ulhas Pandurangi suggested using the EnSite Precision technology, I immediately gave my consent. This new technology is fast and effective for sure.”
The EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system is flexible and enhances workflow efficiency by allowing physicians to map heart chambers with any electrophysiology catheter and customize procedures to address the circumstances of each case.