Diagnostic Testing Services
- Cardiac Catheterization Echocardiography
- Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
- Electrophysiology Studies
- Exercise Stress Tests (Treadmill Tests)
- Holter Monitor
- Myocardial Biops
- Tilt Table Test
- Transesophageal Echocardiography
3D Mapping for Cardiac Arrhythmias
With this technology, cardiologists who specialize in the treatment of irregular heartbeats (electrophysiologists) can now visualize the heart in 3D. This, in turn, enhances the physician’s ability to maneuver a catheter throughout the heart and increases control over its placement in specific locations.
The Aortic Center provides immediate and 24-7 assistance to local hospitals and physicians for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of aortic emergencies. Patients with acute aortic syndrome represent some of the most serious and lethal problems that may be seen in an ED or physician office. The syndrome refers to a spectrum of life-threatening aortic emergencies including rupturing aneurysms, aortic dissections, and penetrating aortic ulcers. Because these conditions can have a mortality rate of 40 percent or higher if not diagnosed and treated appropriately in 24 hours, rapid assessment and intervention by experienced surgeons is essential and life saving. The Aortic Center provides specialized capabilities and support services that are unique in Palm Beach County. Its team of surgeons has performed over 2000 aortic surgical procedures, making it one of the most experienced programs in Florida.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab contains three state-of-the-art procedure rooms for diagnostic and interventional procedures as well as the placement of permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
- Coronary Bypass Surgery
- Endoscopic Vein Harvesting
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Valve Replacement/Repair
- Aortic Surgery
- Endovascular Aortic Stent Graft Repair
Advanced Arrhythmia Center
Here you’ll find a state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab, leading-edge technology as well as board-certified cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists. This multidisciplinary team works together to offer a full spectrum of sophisticated invasive and non-invasive procedures including: diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders, catheter ablation and cutting edge mini-maze surgery for treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Cardiac Telemetry Unit
This unit provides continuous monitoring of heart patients who are having, or are at risk of having, heart problems; or those who are recovering from a cardiac event or procedure. Each bed has a radio-frequency telemetry monitor that sends a signal to a central nursing station.
The six-bed critical care unit is for patients who have had open-heart, vascular, and thoracic surgical procedures. In addition, there is a 12-bed post-coronary intervention unit and a 12-bed cardiac stepdown unit. The nursing staff is specially trained to provide high-quality care.
Cardiac and vascular surgeons at Boca Raton Regional Hospital are now performing cases in the most advanced and sophisticated operating room environment available – the Hybrid OR. Working in conjunction with Siemens Healthcare, Boca Regional has combined state-of-the-art imaging, endovascular and surgical techniques, all in one operating room.
In the more conventional hospital setting, these elements are usually dispersed throughout the institution. For example, imaging studies – preoperative, intraoperative and post-operative – are done in various locations in Radiology. With a Hybrid OR, high-quality angiographic imaging can be performed in a single setting at any time before, during and after the procedure. Having these capabilities available in the OR provides both the patient and the surgical team with distinct and substantial benefits. The patient no longer needs a separate angiographic study before an endovascular or surgical procedure. Anesthesia time is reduced. Total procedural time is lessened, which reduces the recovery period, the risk for complications and surgical team fatigue.
Mini-Maze Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
In mini-maze surgery, surgeons and electrophysiologists uniquely work collaboratively as a team during the procedure in the operating room. The surgery is performed using minimally invasive devices with the aid of a miniature camera, so physicians can see and operate on the heart without making large incisions in the chest. Patients usually return to normal activity more quickly after the procedure and have less pain than with the traditional approach. Patients also tend to stay in the hospital for a shorter amount of time and have a faster recovery period than those who have conventional surgery.
Post-Surgical Cardiac Rehabilitation
The Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute offers this program to help those with heart disease realize faster and fuller recoveries and improved quality of life under the direction of specially trained staff.