Mumbai’s Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital on August 6, 2019, got its second multipurpose Interventional cathLab: Azurion 720 - the most advanced flagship model of Philips. The cathlab that has been installed in the hospital is the first of its kind in the entire Western India region.
The machine has capability of creating 3-D images of the blood vessels. This machine can be utilized for all types of vascular work as well as controlling hemorrhage in patients. Tumor vascularity can be reduced by blocking feeding vessels and also the vessels in the limbs can be opened in cases of peripheral vascular disease.
In cases of multiple heart blocks, the machine can actually tell the operator which is the most critical artery that needs to be tackled and so it is taken first and this helps the patient as it will be attended first and time not wasted before clearing the main culprit artery.
The radiation exposure is also minimized for the patient and the operator as less time is taken in the procedure and also the machine itself has a high resolution image capability with the least radiation emission.
The cathlab ensures low radiation patient safety. It has 20 inch ultra high definition detector for wide coverage of body parts and displays on 27 inches monitor which is visually easier for doctors.
The machine provides fastest C arm movements during rotational angio. It is useful for all cardiac procedures, neurological intervention and intervention radiology.
Dr Sujit Chatterjee, CEO of Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, said: “The addition of multipurpose CathLab has empowered our doctors and support staff to take up more challenges and will enable us to simultaneously tackle multiple complicated cases more efficiently. This will also ensure an optimum use of hospital’s available infrastructure and resources translating into the betterment in treatment to our patients”.