Cardiac Cath Lab OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, October 14 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. - RARE OPEN HOUSE TO ALL; TOURS OFFERED
Heart disease is one of our nation’s most common health problems—the leading cause of death for Americans age 35 and older. Utilizing advancements in the medical technology used to diagnose and treat this condition is more critical than ever before at Holy Family Memorial. In an effort to help its cardiologists provide faster and more efficient cardiac and vascular care to Manitowoc area residents, Holy Family Memorial’s Heart & Vascular Center announced today that it will open a new state-of-the-art cardiac and vascular catheterization X-ray lab from the Philips Healthcare company.
Beginning on October 16, Holy Family Memorial will conduct minimally invasive procedures on the new system to treat a wide range of clinical problems including coronary artery disease – a leading cause of heart disorders in the U.S. Coronary artery disease affects arteries and blood vessels in the legs as well as the heart. Blockage in the legs is referred to as peripheral arterial disease or P.A.D.
The catheter-based procedures performed on this cutting-edge equipment may reduce the risks and recovery time found in traditional surgical approaches. The benefits of catheter-based interventions include shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision, and less visible surgical scarring for these procedures performed on both the heart and peripheral blood vessels.
The new fully digital system enables physicians to capture and view detailed images of a patient’s coronary structure which facilitates faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.
The images on the new system are the highest quality images now available nationally making this the most advanced x-ray system in a cardiac catheterization lab in the State of Wisconsin.
Additionally, the system:
“Both our patients and cardiologists will benefit from the speed and outstanding image accuracy of this new X-ray system,” explained cardiologist Michael Rosenberg, MD and medical director of the HFM Heart & Vascular Center. “It will allow our physicians to complete a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures faster, and that means the patient is off the table and on their way to recovery and discharge much sooner.” The system aids in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of cardiac and vascular conditions and is used for procedures such as diagnostic catheterizations, stenting, and balloon angioplasty in the heart or legs.
- Exposes patients to less radiation during the procedures than some other systems.
- Enables a physician to have better patient access during an exam due to the system’s compact design.
- The Philips Flat Detector screen helps to provide outstanding image quality, with less distortion than older imaging technologies. The Flat Detector helps to enhance diagnostic confidence and promotes better visualization during interventional procedures.
Holy Family Memorial has been providing catheterization services to Manitowoc County since September, 2000 and is pleased to be able to offer this important improvement in healthcare to its patients. The public is invited to a rare open house of the catheterization lab on Sunday, October 14 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Please use the West entrance at the Medical Center, 2300 Western Avenue.