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Saint Alphonsus Brings Leading-Edge Arrhythmia Therapy to Region
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09/08/2011
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact Elizabeth Duncan.

Fully equipped Stereotaxis Truck on display in Boise, Eagle & Nampa with demonstrations on how cutting-edge technology saves lives

Boise, Idaho – Saint Alphonsus Health System announced the latest life saving technology available to treat patients with arrhythmias – irregular heartbeats. The Stereotaxis Remote Magnetic Navigation System allows physicians to treat any cardiac arrhythmia with a great degree of safety, precision, and efficiency. The Stereotaxis System has been proven to deliver enhanced clinical outcomes.  

“This is a quantum leap forward for patients of the Treasure Valley with complex arrhythmias,” said Dr. Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC, Medical Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Program at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. “Traditionally, cardiac ablations are performed manually by manipulating a stiff catheter. Stereotaxis allows me to direct a soft catheter with a tremendous level of precision, and access areas of the heart that can be challenging to reach with traditional manual techniques. This significantly reduces the risk of complications. This also significantly increases the likelihood of a successful ablation outcome. A Stereotaxis assisted procedure results in a significant reduction in the patient’s exposure to radiation. This is another tangible example of the Saint Alphonsus commitment to patient safety and excellent patient outcomes.”  

Patients, their families and physicians will be able to see up close how the process works with the arrival of a state-of-the-art Stereotaxis Mobile Cardiac Education Center. 

Dr. Rakesh K. Pai, Idaho’s only fellowship trained Atrial Fibrillation ablation Electrophysiologist, will be available to answer questions Thursday evening in Boise and Saturday in Eagle.  

Stereotaxis Mobile Cardiac Education Center Tour

Boise – Thursday Sept. 8th 5:30 – 8:30 PM Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Campus, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho 83706 

Nampa – Friday Sept 9th   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, 1512 N. 12th Avenue Rd. Nampa, Idaho 83686

Eagle – Saturday Sept. 10th. 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Eagle Health Plaza, 323 Riverside Drive, Eagle, Idaho 83616

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus visit www.saintalphonsus.org.

About Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital, 714-bed regional, faith-based Catholic ministry with over 4,300 Associates and 950 medical staff.  Serving the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada, Saint Alphonsus Health System is comprised of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, with more than 275 primary care and specialty care providers at 35 clinic locations. As a not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, Novi, Michigan.  To find out more go to  www.saintalphonsushealthsystem.org

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