Mission Control

What do technicians see on the screens during procedures in the Brigham's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory?

(Image by Len Rubenstein)

While a patient undergoes a catheter ablation, a procedure to treat heart arrhythmia, a technician maps the heart and areas to ablate while monitoring the patient’s vital signs.

Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates small areas of heart tissue that may be causing the heart to beat abnormally. In the Brigham’s Heart & Vascular Center, some of the world’s most experienced physicians in cardiac electrophysiology (the study of the heart’s electrical system), perform more than 3,000 ablations annually, utilizing the latest medications, devices, and innovative care approaches.