The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has several locations for arrhythmia evaluation and device follow-up, including the Ross Heart Hospital as well as 10 additional outpatient sites in the central Ohio area.
There are six dedicated fully equipped, state-of-the-art clinical cardiac electrophysiology laboratories, all of which have digital fluoroscopy. The laboratories are also equipped with sophisticated three-dimensional mapping systems, CARTO and ESI. Each laboratory has intracardiac echocardiography capabilities (ICE). The labs are fully integrated with the Odyssey system that allows for different configurations depending on the type of procedure that is being performed. All labs can broadcast to anywhere in the world via this Odyssey system. One of the laboratories is also equipped with remote magnetic navigation (Stereotaxis) for the treatment of complex atrial and ventricular ablations. In addition, there is a dedicated laboratory for non-invasive procedures. In this laboratory, head-up tilt table tests, electrical cardioversions and ICD DFTs are performed.
The electrophysiology laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the busiest electrophysiology laboratories in the United States. We perform all types of procedures, from simple supraventricular tachycardia ablations to complex epicardial ablations. The number of atrial fibrillation ablations exceeds 650 per year. There have been over 3,500 electrophysiological procedures performed at Ohio State this year, including over 900 catheter ablations, over 400 pacemaker implantations and over 800 ICD implantations. Fellows are intricately involved in all of these procedures as well as lead extraction, epicardial ablations, tilt table tests and cardioversions.