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New Hope for Heart Patients

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After two years of construction, The Queen’s Medical Center held a blessing in December for two new state-of-the-art electrophysiology laboratories. The new labs—700-square-feet each—are used for minimally invasive procedures to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders. 

The labs are outfitted with the latest technology including the most sophisticated mapping system of the heart, as well as advanced x-ray imaging, which allows operators to see the heart with superior quality while significantly limiting radiation to patients.

“Modern treatment for patients with heart rhythm disorders requires a combination of the latest technology as well as infrastructure,” said Dr. David Singh, an electrophysiologist and Chief of the Department of Cardiovascular Services at The Queen’s Medical Center.  “The establishment of these labs brings both to The Queen’s Medical Center as the preeminent facility in Hawaiʻi for caring for these types of patients.”

“Technology is just one component of delivering high-quality care to our patients. An even bigger piece is the people we have. We have outstanding electrophysiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and others who play an integral role in caring for our patients and are committed to compassionate care and better outcomes,” said Kapunahele Montgomery, Vice President of Patient Care for Cardiac Services at The Queen’s Medical Center.

The care team at Queen’s Heart Institute is nationally recognized, receiving accolades from the American Heart Association as a Gold Award recipient for its Heart Failure Program. In addition, The Queen’s Medical Center is rated the #1 hospital in Hawaiʻi in 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report with its heart attack, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery procedures and conditions being rated as High Performing.

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