Aurora BayCare Offers Low Fluoroscopy Ablation Procedures, Only Hospital in Green Bay Area

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a Destination for Atrial Fibrillation Specialized Care

Green Bay, Wis.Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a nationally recognized leader in improved and quality health care, is offering people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) a low-dose fluoroscopy for cardiac ablation using ultrasound and non-radiation 3D mapping systems. Aurora BayCare is proud to be the only hospital in the Green Bay area to offer this specialized treatment to patients and is the first hospital in Wisconsin to receive the American Heart Association's Atrial Fibrillation Gold Quality Achievement Award.

Radiation exposure is a major concern with catheter ablation treatment for AFib. This is largely due to its use of radiofrequency energy to destroy areas of heart tissue that is causing rapid or irregular heartbeats. Over time, this radiation can damage cells within the body and can lead to other major health problems. Medium levels of radiation can cause sickness, headaches, vomiting and fevers. This new approach provides high resolution imaging with low amounts of radiation exposure to treat heart arrhythmias.

“Aurora BayCare is continuously evaluating outcomes and setting new benchmarks for the AFib specialty in order to make treatments safer for patients,” said Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Dr. Vinay Mehta. “Low fluoroscopy ablation procedures are becoming the standard in hospitals around the country.”

To find out more about Aurora BayCare’s specialized care for AFib and low-fluoroscopy ablation procedures, visit its website.

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Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high-quality tertiary health care, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

BayCare Clinic, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.