Recent Trips

Dr. Jeffrey Brumfield  again led a team from the U.S. and Nicaragua of 18, including fellow electrophysiologist Dr. Sergio Cossu, from July 22-30, 2017. Working up to 16 hour days, in order to maximize their ability to see patients and especially to perform procedures, they saw a total of 103 patients, 47 of whom had their first consultation with the electrophysiology group, implanted 23 devices, the majority of them pacemakers, including upgrades and revisions, and performed ablations on 9 patients who did not have any other source of obtaining these vital procedures to rid them of life-threatening arrhythmias. Two of these procedures were performed using intracardiac echocardiography on one of the two new echocardiography machines purchased through PHL-donated funds during the past year. We appreciate the cooperation of all who assisted in making this trip a success, including the donation of  devices by Medtronic and Boston Scientific.