The cath lab will help to cater to the increasing number of patients with heart-related issues in the city
Jaslok Hospital & Research Center has launched a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation lab. This is the second Cath Lab to be added in the hospital and will help to cater to the increasing number of patients with heart-related issues in the city. This facility will provide assistance in various heart-related procedures like angioplasty, angiography, rota ablation, intravascular ultrasound, TAVI and other structural heart diseases, pacemaker, amongst many other procedures. The facility will also help doctors as they will have a image-guided visualisation of the patient’s heart, automatically segmented according to the type of procedure recommended.
The lab has Live Image Guidance (LIG) to perform the minimal invasive surgery with precision. Apart from LIG, the machine also has features such as intuitive user interface, physiology co-registration, seamless integration into the pci workflow, analysis and device detection to name a few. It will also provide deeper anatomical understanding to plan and perform TAVR/TAVI, mitral valve replacement and LAAC procedures. Immersive user experience and fully automated tasks simplify planning, measurement, device selection and choice of optimal X-ray viewing angle.
Speaking at the launch, Jitendra Haryan, CEO, Jaslok Hospital said, “We have seen a steady increase in the number of cardiovascular cases that the hospital receives and thus adding another advanced cath lab will benefit us in treating more number of patients. There is a growing demand for image-guided therapy and increasingly complex procedures, so hospitals are looking for ways to treat more patients in less time without compromising quality of care. Our state-of-the-art cath lab will not only increase the number of procedures done at Jaslok, but doctors would also be able to perform more elective or planned procedures on patients.”
Adding to this, Dr AB Mehta, Head of Cardiology, Jaslok Hospital said, “Cath Lab facility will directly benefit patient outcomes and experience, because it enables clinicians to provide superior care in the interventional lab and provides high productivity at a lower cost of procedure. The facility is specifically designed to provide both high performance for real-time multitasking and an outstanding user experience where interventional team members can work parallelly at flexible work spots without interrupting each other.”
The launch also witnessed the felicitation of five BEST drivers who went beyond their call of duty to save lives of patrons in the city. BEST association conducts CPR trainings for the drivers and support staff as part of their community outreach initiative. These five drivers who had received CPR training could identify the commuter under stress as a case of heart attack, and immediately performed CPR on them.
Dr Metha was also felicitated for his outstanding contribution in the field of cardiology and nearly half a century service at Jaslok Hospital.