Baptist North Mississippi is first hospital in Mississippi to use new cardiac mapping technology to advance heart treatment


OXFORD, Miss. –Cardiologists at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi recently performed the region’s first procedure using a new 3D mapping platform for enhanced treatment of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat.

This technology, developed by Abbot, provides physicians a 360-degree map of the heart during procedures, regardless of where a catheter is inserted. This enhanced view allows physicians a clearer view of what’s happening in the heart, resulting in greater precision and better outcomes.

“With this new technology, surgeons can map one million points in the heart,” said Dr. Eric Johnson, cardiologist with Stern Cardiovascular and Baptist North Mississippi, who performed the first procedure. “This level of precision in real-time allows physicians to see where arrhythmias originate, leading to better therapies and greater results for patients.”

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.1 million people in the United States will have atrial fibrillation in 2030. Left untreated, this condition can lead to strokes, blood clots or heart failure.

Baptist North Mississippi offers a full range of cardiac diagnostic services to identify and treat heart disease from heart surgery to cardiac rehab. The 217-bed hospital, located in Oxford, Mississippi, is a regional referral center and offers a variety of services, including neurosurgery, home care and hospice, a 24-hour emergency room, a weight loss center, a heartburn treatment center and a wound care center. In November 2017, the hospital moved into a five-story, 600,000-square-foot-facility that offers expanded services, including a larger emergency department, advanced technology and larger rooms for patients and their families. Since the hospital became affiliated with Baptist in 1989, Baptist has invested almost $700 million into the community. For more information, please call 662-636-1000 or visit