Electrophysiology Cath Lab Suites
The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is home to eight cardiac catheterization labs (cath lab); six at Hoag Hospital
Newport Beach and two at Hoag Hospital Irvine. A cath lab is where physicians
can diagnose or treat heart conditions, such as
cardiac arrhythmias, through a less-invasive catheter procedure instead of surgery.
Allan & Sandy Fainbarg Electrophysiology Cath Lab Suite
State-of-the-Art EP Cath Lab Suite – First of its kind in Orange County!
The newly renovated and expanded The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular
Institute in Newport Beach is home the innovative Allan & Sandy Fainbarg
Electrophysiology Cath Lab Suite, in a 12,740 square-foot unit including
12 new pre- and post-procedure beds.
This is the first Electrophysiology (EP) Cath Lab Suite installation to
offer the complete integration of leading edge EP technology with a special focus on
arrhythmia management, to treat conditions such as
atrial fibrillation. This progressive technology enables Hoag physicians and clinicians to
thoroughly evaluate and diagnose a full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases,
as well as provide the latest in state-of-the-art treatment options. The
integration of these elements achieves the highest level of efficiency
and safety for the patient to support the best possible outcomes.
Most Advanced EP (Electrophysiology) Capability
The space is designed to enhance the efficiency of all technologies in
a patient centered fashion. Leading edge EP systems are brought together
into one control pad at the physician’s fingertips, in line of site
with the patient, through a customizable 55” monitor.
The new suite also includes the West Coast’s first suspended “Zero
Gravity” radiation system comprised of radiation shield aprons and
face covers suspended from a moveable track mounted on the suite’s
ceiling. Not only does the Zero Gravity shield provide a higher level
of protection, but the suspended feature also makes a big difference in
terms of the clinical team’s comfort during lengthy procedures –
replacing the 20-pound vests the clinical staff wears using fluoroscopy.
This allows the staff to focus their energy on the delivery of exceptional
While some procedures require general anesthesia, the majority use mild
sedation, meaning patients are aware of the procedure and their surroundings.
This new suite offers a relaxing environment which enhances the patient’s
overall experience. Patients can select relaxing visual images such as
the beach, mountains or other type of setting. These images are then projected
onto the ceiling of the EP suite and are accompanied by lights and sound,
to create a soothing, more comfortable atmosphere.
Hoag’s cath suites are used for a wide array of procedures to diagnose
and treat heart and vascular conditions, including cardiac arrhythmias
such as atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). The
EP Cath Suite is focused on EP procedures, but can handle any type of
Progressive Arrhythmia Management
When it comes to diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmia, Hoag Heart
& Vascular Institute is a nationally recognized leader in comprehensive
arrhythmia management. With its exceptional team of physician experts and staff, progressive
technology, and state-of-the-art facilities, Hoag continues to lead the
way in comprehensive cardiovascular care both locally and nationwide.
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