Sarah Kennedy, a resident of the northeast, recently became one of the first patients in the region to receive an innovative new treatment for her heart problems. She has been suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that affects the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively, for 15 years.
Dr. Ali Al-Mudamgha, the director of electrophysiology at St. Joseph’s Health, was responsible for implanting the external defibrillator into Sarah’s chest. The procedure was a groundbreaking milestone for Dr. Al-Mudamgha, who expressed his excitement at being at the forefront of this new technology. He also highlighted how quickly the field is evolving and how important it is for medical professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements.
The new defibrillator system offers patients a minimally invasive approach that significantly reduces potential complications compared to traditional systems. It also comes with the added benefit of a pacemaker that can prevent the heart from slowing down and alert medical professionals when it delivers a shock, allowing for immediate follow-up care.
Sarah Kennedy shared her positive experience with the new defibrillator system and expressed her gratitude for how it has given her a renewed sense of security and peace of mind as she goes about her daily activities.