23 December 2016
150,000 measurements per second identify the inner workings of the heart

New technique used to treat arrhythmias

The first patients were treated with a new technique for complex arrhythmias this week by the Hart+Vaat Centrum at Maastricht UMC+. This treatment involves the insertion of a special catheter track the inner workings of the heart in real-time. This has several advantages for the patient. The cardiologist can immediately determine whether the procedure has been successful, which minimises the need for repeat surgeries and it helps to diagnose complex arrhythmias that previously went undetected.