New Tool Added to St. Joseph's Cardiac Care

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

St. Joseph Regional Health Center has announced the addition of a Biplane Angiography suite to its cardiac services area.

The $2 million suite will offer the latest in angiography, including 3-D viewing, and allow SJRHC to offer new minimally invasive procedures to treat stroke and cardiac patients.

The system provides faster and better details of small blood vessels and is the first step for SJRHC to start a neuro-endovascular program to less-invasively repair aneurisms in the brain.

Known as endovascular coiling, the procedure blocks blood flow into an aneurysm (a weakened area in the wall of an artery). Preventing blood flow into an aneurysm helps to keep the aneurysm from rupturing.

Coiling does not require a surgical procedure. Rather, a catheter (a long, thin tube) is inserted into an artery in the groin, then advanced into the affected artery in the brain.


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