Procedures are underway at VCU Health Pauley Heart Center’s newest electrophysiology lab, which opened late December. An additional lab was completed in September 2013, and another is scheduled to be unveiled this spring.
The three labs will help VCU meet growing patient demand, including an increasing number of complex, high-risk cases.
“The volume of EP procedures we’re doing is close to 2,000,” said Chair of Cardiology Kenneth Ellenbogen, M.D. “The labs will have state-of-the-art imaging, made by GE, which will allow us to do things better and safer than we’ve ever done before.”
The labs are part of a $24 million renovation that VCU Pauley Heart Center began in 2013 to improve its interventional cardiology suite. When completed, the project will include seven highly advanced GE labs, including the three EP labs as well as four cardiac catheterization labs that have already been completed.
Stay tuned for a visit to the labs in our next issue of The Beat.