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Electrocardiogram (EKG)

The electrophysiology (EP) lab at Prairie Heart Institute at St. Elizabeth's Hospital offers patients the opportunity to have their arrhythmia, or irregular heart beat, tested, diagnosed and treated.

The $2.6 M EP Lab, which officially opened in April 2015, is outfitted with a low radiation dose BiPlane angio unit, a 50” multi input display and a myriad of other advanced technology systems. This capital investment provides Prairie Heart Institute at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with the necessary equipment and space to:
  • Perform any ablation or implantable procedure currently available to cardiac electrophysiology including AF, VT, PVC, SVT and atrial flutter ablations.
  • Offer assistance to neurologists with extended monitors to evaluate cryptogenic stroke patients to rule out atrial fibrillation as a cause for stroke with implantable cardiac monitors.
  • Help our sickest patients with temporary ventricular assistance devices during these complex VT ablations, if they arise with the help of the Impella catheter.
Dr. Paban Saha, an Electrophysiologist with Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, and part of the Prairie Arrhythmia Network, has implemented these advanced level techniques at St. Elizabeth’s, which is allowing patients to enjoy a higher than normal rate of success on first attempts.

To refer a patient or learn more, contact Prairie Heart Institute at St. Elizabeth's at 618.233.6044.