Midwest Regional Medical Center Implants New Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

MIDWEST CITY, OK  (April 19, 2012 by Sheila Winn) - Midwest Regional Medical Center is treating patients with new technology by implanting cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat heart failure and sudden cardiac death. 

“These devices provide me a choice of premium high-energy devices that are the world’s smallest and thinnest, offer advanced battery technology with excellent longevity, and are backed by the longest warranty in the industry of up to 10 years,” said Dr. Royce Bargas, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Midwest Regional.  “The new devices enable me to choose multiple therapeutic options designed to match specific patient needs.” 

These next-generation devices include options to promote appropriate therapy, reduce right ventricular pacing, improve patient management and are also designed to simplify and reduce the time needed for the implant procedure. ICDs and CRT-Ds have been proven in clinical studies to save and extend lives by preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) and treating heart failure.  Each year, SCD claims the lives of up to 460,000 people in the U.S. alone, and more people die from SCD than from lung cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.  

Nearly 22 million people worldwide currently suffer from heart failure, a debilitating condition in which the heart weakens and gradually loses the ability to pump blood effectively.  Approximately one million new cases of heart failure are diagnosed annually worldwide, making it the most rapidly growing cardiovascular disorder. 

For more information about Dr. Royce Bargas and her specialty of Electrophysiology, visit www.bargascardiology.com.  Call (405) 732-7020 for new patient appointments. 

About Midwest Regional Medical Center
Midwest Regional Medical Center is a 255-bed acute medical and surgical hospital with nearly 300 primary care and specialty physicians on the medical staff.Located in Midwest City, Midwest Regional provides comprehensive medical care from diagnosis to treatment for a full range of illnesses, injuries, and disorders. Visit www.midwestregional.com for information on their comprehensive cardiac services and screenings.