Established in 1997, the Heart Center at Bumrungrad International Hospital is a leader center of excellence that provides world-class care to more than 40,000 patients every year. These patients come from all corners of the world, seeking the innovation and expertise for which Bumrungrad is well known. With a goal of providing targeted treatment for Cardiac Arrhythmias, as well as to conduct further research into the field, the Arrhythmia Center is one example of the Heart Center’s commitment to excellence in cardiac care.
What is a Cardiac Arrhythmia?
This condition is most simply identified by heart palpitations that are caused by the heart beating too fast, too slow, or with an abnormal rhythm as a result of abnormal electrical activity in the heart. Some symptoms of a Cardiac Arrhythmia can include fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, and in every instance this condition requires immediate medical attention. In more serious cases, arrhythmia can cause a sudden collapse or sudden cardiac arrest. However, in most cases, patients do not see any signs or symptoms until it’s too late. This is why it’s so important to pinpoint the exact cause of an abnormality with precision and as quickly as possible. This is one of the best ways to ensure that the patient receives the appropriate care at the right time.
A Brand New Technology
Furthering its commitment to be a leader in innovative approach to the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, Bumrungrad International Hospital’s Arrhythmia Center has announced the launch of CardioInsight, the latest technology in the diagnosis of the disease.
CardioInsight is a completely non-invasive technology for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia. There are no tools or equipment required to be inserted into a patient’s body. The system uses a 252-electrode sensor vest which is worn by the patient to detect electrical signals of the heart by capturing electrocardiogram signals from the chest, which is then combined with data from a computed tomography (CT) scan of the heart to create patient-specific 3D images. This technology would be able to locate the specific area of the abnormality to deliver accurate and effective treatments, as well as to potentially save time and enhance the patient experience.
With collaboration between Bumrungrad International Hospital and CardioInsight’s founding and leadership team, the heart specialists at Bumrungrad are eager to provide the most accurate and non-invasive diagnoses which will lead to the most appropriate course of treatment for each patient.
If you suspect that you or someone you know may need attention for cardiac arrhythmias, don’t wait until it’s too late; make an appointment today .