Trinity First to Add New Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Trinity Health System announced the addition of a third Cardiac Catheterization Lab in its Cardiac Diagnostic Center.

January 11, 2012 2:51 p.m.

 

Trinity Health System announced the addition of a third Cardiac Catheterization Lab in its Cardiac Diagnostic Center.  According to Keith Murdock, Trinity Spokesman, "Trinity's commitment to leading the region in cardiac care is evidenced by this upgrade in technology.  Patient safety, quality and effectiveness were the driving issues behind this investment and we are extremely pleased to offer a full array of cardiac services to our region."

The new lab features a Philips Allura FD 20 catheterization unit that assists Trinity physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.  The unit carries another level of benefit beyond the capabilities of other local units due to its ability to be used in Peripheral Vascular studies.  Trinity added a new Peripheral Vascular Lab in 2011.  Peripheral Vascular disease is a common

condition for people with coronary artery disease.  Major blood vessels in the legs and other extremities are affected by arterial disease and Trinity Physicians can diagnosis and treat these conditions much the same as they do with blood vessels in the heart.  Stents and other treatments are now available at Trinity which not only provide longer life expectancies, but quality of life

as well.  According to Rafael Schmulevich, MD, Trinity Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Director, "The Cardiologists at Trinity can provide relief for patients suffering from poor circulation in the extremities.  Many of the patients have difficulty walking or standing, but our treatments provide relief from the pain and numbness and can then lead normal, active lives."

The new Cardiac Catheterization Lab provides advanced acquisition and visualization with the upgraded fifty-six inch monitor that provides five fields of simultaneous imaging.  The increased visualization allows physicians and staff to use less radiation during the testing while receiving crisp, distortion free images and advanced measuring tools in the diagnostic process. 

Trinity now plans to add a Cardiovascular Imaging System that will share all cardiac related studies performed in the heart center and satellite centers in one digital system allowing physicians to have access to every cardiac test or treatment instantaneously.  "Trinity continues to lead the region in cardiac care and will always stay abreast of the latest and best practices," Murdock added.

 

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