EP Lab Digest | Volume 18 – Issue 6 – June 2018
What is the size of your EP lab facility? When was the EP program started at your institution?
Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) has one EP lab housed in a hybrid cardiac catheterization lab. The EP program started in April 2014. The EP lab is not separate from the cath lab, as the total volume does not justify two separate labs. There is a designated facility for a discrete EP lab once there is adequate volume.
What types of procedures are performed at your facility? Approximately how many catheter ablations and device implants are performed each week?
The HCCI EP lab currently offers a full range of services, including the implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, pacemakers, loop recorders, and implantation of Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) devices (Impulse Dynamics).
We also perform lead extractions using manual sheaths, as well as ablations (including epicardial) for all types of SVTs and ventricular tachycardia. We have been performing cryo-based PV isolation for atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage closures using the WATCHMAN device (Boston Scientific). We perform roughly 3-4 procedures each week.