DGP B Prasada Rao on Friday inaugurated and operationalised the Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) at Care Hospitals in Musheerabad. The one of its kind lab in the state is the most advanced 4th Generation Cardiac Cath-Lab- ‘The GE Innova(R) 2100IQ Optima Edition.’
‘’The lab installed at Care Musheerabad is a new generation flat panel detector advanced catheterisation laboratory. The GE Innova(R) 2100IQ Optima Edition has the facility for all digital cardiovascular and interventional X-ray imaging. The equipment would enable the doctors to diagnose possible causes of heart attacks at an early stage and facilitates intervention procedures like angioplasty and stenting,” Dr G Surya Prakash, medical director, Care Hospitals said.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP said the cath lab would provide proper medical care including diagnostic imaging facilities, which helps a heart specialist to reach the heart of a patient through his veins.
‘’It is helpful in several procedures related to treatment of heart ailments, including a pacemaker installation,’’ the DGP said.
Surya Prakash said, the unique features of the cath lab include lowest radiation exposure to the patient, turnaround time (go back in 4 hours), Stent Viz., roadmap facility, advanced third application & clear stent, 360 degree rotation, etc.
Dr B Soma Raju, chairman and managing director of Care Hospitals said, “The morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease has increased phenomenally and according to WHO, over 60% of world’s cardiac patients are from India. Technology for detection and management has made significant advancement,” he said.