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2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report

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Electrophysiology (EP)

The cardiology program at St. James and St. Vincent has developed an advanced cardiac electrophysiology program designed to treat all forms of heart rhythm disorders for patients in Montana, Northern Wyoming and the Western Dakotas. Using a combination of state-of-the-art technologies with the skills and expertise of an experienced care team, the electrophysiology program specializes in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (Afib), atrial flutter, slow heartbeat (bradycardia), accelerated heartbeat (tachycardia), irregular heart rhythm, and other forms of heart arrhythmia1

Electrophysiology (EP)

WATCHMAN procedure

St. Vincent is one of the most experienced WATCHMAN programs in Montana and one of only three hospitals in the state to offer the procedure. The WATCHMAN device is a one-time, catheter-based implant, that provides non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients with a lifetime of stroke risk reduction without the need for long-term oral anticoagulant therapy.

The WATCHMAN implant is suitable for a broad range of patients at an increased risk of stroke that may or may not tolerate warfarin.

Convergent procedure for Afib

Advanced arrhythmia management

In addition to patient education, monitored exercise, medication management, and nutrition counseling to help manage heart rhythm disorders, the heart and vascular program in Montana also provides advanced EP treatments that include electrical cardioversion, catheter ablation, and device implants (pacemakers and ICDs).

Watchman procedure

Cardiothoracic & vascular surgery

Structural heart

2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report for SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare.

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