First in Missouri to Offer Topera Diagnostic Tool

Media Contact Joe Poelker
Release Date: 02/17/2015 By St. Anthony's Medical Center

Gregory Botteron, MD

Gregory Botteron, M.D.

St. Anthony’s is the first health care provider in Missouri to offer the Topera Mapping System to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AFib). Previously, patients would have to travel to Chicago, Indianapolis or farther to benefit from the technology.

The Topera system is a diagnostic tool that identifies and locates each patient’s specific source, known as a spiral electrical wave or rotor, that is believed to sustain AFib and other irregular heartbeats.

“With this technology, I am able to visualize areas of the heart responsible for maintaining atrial fibrillation for each patient,” said Gregory Botteron, M.D., with St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates. “This allows me to target my treatment for each patient, which increases the chances of success with just one procedure and greatly improves the long-term success of the patients we care for.”

Topera chose St. Anthony’s because of the experience and expertise in treating AFib and other arrhythmias. Dr. Botteron says the first case, completed on February 13, was a success.

“We are excited at this opportunity to improve the care we provide for our community,” said Dr. Botteron. “We believe it shows the commitment of our new Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Anthony’s to improve the heart health of our community.”