New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Saint Clare's Health Offers Patients Leading-Edge Angiography Capabilities

New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Saint Clare's Health Offers Patients Leading-Edge Angiography Capabilities

03-14-2018

New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Saint Clare’s Health Offers Patients Leading-Edge Angiography Capabilities

Saint Clare’s Health has unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital. This new Lab features the latest technology, providing physicians with highly detailed images of patient blood vessels during diagnostic and treatment procedures.

Saint Clare’s Health’s new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory features Siemens Medical Solutions’ fully digital Artis zee® ceiling-mounted angiography system which enables physicians to obtain three-dimensional images in high resolution, without the distortion common with conventional x-ray techniques. In addition to enabling physicians to visualize the finest blood vessels, the technology also helps physicians visualize interventional devices, such as guidewires and catheters, in precise detail and from almost any angle.

“Along with improving imaging, our new technology will increase speed and precision in diagnosis and treatment for invasive cardiovascular care patients at Saint Clare’s,” Paul DeRenzi, MD, FACC, Medical Director of the Saint Clare’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

The Artis zee® is specially designed to provide patients with the lowest possible radiation dose. Minimizing radiation dose is especially beneficial during angiographic procedures because they are often lengthy in duration.

The ergonomic design of the system also eliminates time-consuming and uncomfortable repositioning of the patient in the exam room, making the procedure faster and less stressful for the patient. System functions can be performed via an intuitive tableside touch-screen display.

“Saint Clare’s Health is pleased to raise the standard of cardiac care by bringing the latest technology to our own community. We are committed to our neighbors and look forward to expanding our services in the future,” said Brian Finestein, CEO of Saint Clare’s Health.

Angiography is a procedure that helps physicians visualize blood vessels in various parts of the body, including the heart, brain, and kidneys. After a thin catheter is inserted into an artery leading to the desired body area, an iodine-based dye is injected to highlight the vessels when x-rays are taken. Angiography is often used to determine whether blood vessels are narrowed or blocked. It also makes it possible to combine diagnosis and treatment in a single procedure, as in patients who undergo surgery, angioplasty, or stent placement.

About Cardiology Services at Saint Clare’s Health
Saint Clare’s Health Heart & Vascular Centers include cardiology services such as cardiac catheterization, echocardiogram, stress testing, electrocardiogram (EKG), Holter monitoring, pacemaker clinic and cardiac rehabilitation.

Saint Clare’s Health has received the Healthgrades 2018 Coronary Intervention Excellence AwardTM, was named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional
Procedures in 2018, was a Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2018,
and was a Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2018. In addition, it has also received the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Plus 2017 Quality Achievement Award.

Photo caption:

Saint Clare’s Health recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for its new, state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Participants in included (left to right): Lawrence Friedman, MD, President, Saint Clare’s Health Medical Staff; Robert Wang, MD; Barry Lowell, MD, Medical Director, Saint Clare’s Health Cardiac Rehabilitation; James Pritchard, patient; Paul DeRenzi, MD, Medical Director, Saint Clare’s Health Cardiac Catheterization; Carlos Marconi, BSRT RRT, Director of Cardiopulmonary, Saint Clare’s Health and Brian Finestein, CEO, Saint Clare’s Health.

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