Beaumont Health System has enrolled its first patients in a multicenter, randomized research trial to study a new technology to treat atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. Called the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System, it is the first technology that allows cardiologists to see inside a beating heart while performing laser energy catheter ablation.
An important research study, led by Beaumont Health System cardiologists and involving 47 hospitals and outpatient centers in Michigan, may help spare patients from unnecessary invasive heart procedures while lowering health care costs.
For Cynthia Lind, 69, of Bingham Farms, it’s been almost a year since her emergency heart surgery - a complex procedure that not only saved her life, but made her a more caring person. “It’s a very special and joyous Christmas this year. It’s just great to be alive,” says Cynthia.
A Beaumont Health System program launched in 2007 to screen high school students for sudden cardiac death risk has proven to be a low-cost, effective, accessible and sustainable method of identifying heart conditions.