Heart disease is one of the nation’s largest health problems. As the leading cause of death for all Americans aged 35 and older, making advancements in the medical technology used to diagnose and treat this condition is critical.
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A New Cardiac Catheterization Lab
WRMC has opened a new Cardiac Services Department which includes a catheterization X-ray lab. WRMC conducted its first minimally invasive procedures on this new system which can treat a wide range of clinical problems including coronary artery disease – a leading cause of heart disorders in the U.S. These catheter-based procedures are designed to enhance therapeutic results and reduce the risks and recovery time found in traditional surgical approaches. Among the many benefits of catheter-based interventions are shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision, and minimal surgical scarring. These procedures can be performed on both the heart and peripheral blood vessels.
GE Innova 3100
Specifically, WRMC will use the new Innova 3100 imaging system from GE Medical Systems that includes integrated IVUS and FFR. This fully digital system enables physicians to capture and view detailed images of a patient’s cardiac vasculature, thereby facilitating faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease. Equally important, the Innova exposes patients to less radiation during the actual procedures than other systems.