Florida Hospital Carrollwood unveils new cath lab for heart patients (Photos)

Florida Hospital Carrollwood has taken the wraps off its new hybrid catheterization lab for heart patients. The cath lab and a future emergency room expansion were funded in part through a $5 million gift to the hospital foundation by Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, health care entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The physicians began their medical careers at the Carrollwood facility and have seen it grow from a 10-bed hospital with a mobile cath lab to one with 120 beds and a state-of-the-art…
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Publication date: September 2018Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 10, Issues 3–4Author(s): C.-M. Pilard, Z. Jalal, O. Villemain, F. Roubertie, D. Bonnet, J.-B. ThamboIntroductionIn children with a body weight 
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionEchonavigator® system is feasible and safe to guide interventional catheterization in children with CHD. It enables better appreciation of anatomical relationships and improves confidence of interventionist to achieve the target zones.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionHigh levels of clinical suspicion are necessary for the early detection and intervention of TCAF. Surgical or transcatheter interventions including fistula ligation and CABG can prevent later complications of heart failure.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate the frequency and implications of internal mammary artery (IMA) embolization in the single ventricle (SV) population. A retrospective chart review was performed of SV patients who underwent cardiac catheterization before and after Fontan procedure between February 2007 and 2017. Data were collected from two tertiary care centers in the Midwest. Of the 304 SV patients, 62 (20.4%) underwent embolization of one or more IMAs, whereas 242 (79.6%) did not. The rate of embolization of IMA was 40.5% in one center and 14.5% in the second center. Among patients who received IMA embolization, left internal...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractPressure difference (PD) is an important parameter in evaluating the degree of stenotic lesion. However, PD is influenced by the blood flow volume passing through the stenosis. In patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), pulmonary valve regurgitation (PR) and pulmonary valve stenosis (vPS) are common post-operative complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of PR on the PD. First, we examined the relationship between the peak-to-peak PD and the valve orifice area in 7 patients with vPS from their cardiac catheterization data. Second, an estimated PD, i.e., PD assuming no PR, was calculated i...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractOptimal outcomes are as much influenced by critical decision making pathways as by the technical skill of the operator. The complexity and potential cognitive traps underlying critical decision making has long been recognized in the aviation and business communities, however, remains a largely subconscious, unexamined discipline amongst congenital cardiac interventionalists. Challenges to making good decisions in the catheterization laboratory include heuristics, biases, and cognitive traps. In this paper we discuss some of the more common decision making challenges encountered and we address potential solutions to...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Authors: Karatasakis A, Brilakis ES Abstract INTRODUCTION: Decreasing radiation exposure of the cardiac catheterization laboratory staff is critical for minimizing radiation-related adverse outcomes and can be accomplished by decreasing patient dose and by shielding. Areas covered: shielding from ionizing radiation can be achieved with architectural, equipment-mounted, and disposable shields, as well as with personal protective equipment. Expert commentary: Radiation protective aprons are the most commonly used personal protective equipment and provide robust radiation protection but can cause musculoskeletal strai...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
We present a case of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction after double valve re-replacement with bioprostheses. A 72-year-old man, who had undergone double valve replacement (DVR) with bioprosthetic valves 9 years previously, underwent re-replacement of valves because of structural valve deterioration. However, owing to LVOT obstruction related to the bioprosthesis in the mitral position, acute pulmonary edema occurred immediately after surgery. LVOT obstruction was diagnosed by emergent cardiac catheterization. So prompt re-replacement surgery using a mechanical prosthesis was performed. PMID: 30089759 [...
Source: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This work provides much needed data for the characterization of the performance of the large format displays used in IR and CC laboratory suites. These data may be used as a point of comparison when implementing a display QA program. PMID: 30091189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Increased copeptin levels in plasma are associated with hemodynamic parameters obtained at right heart catheterization in patients with HF, in particular-reduced cardiac index. Copeptin could be a useful biomarker for abnormal resting hemodynamics in HF. PMID: 30058349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
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