Hiranandani Hospital gets second multi-purpose cathlab

This will ensure an optimum use of hospital’s available infrastructure and resources, translating into the betterment in treatment to patients

Hiranandani Hospital, Cathlab, Azurion 720, Philips Healthcare, Rotational angio

In addition to its existing Cathlab, the Mumbai-based Multi Specialty Hospital - Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital inaugurated its second multipurpose interventional cathlab: Azurion 720 - the most advanced flagship model of Philips. The ceiling mounted world class AZURION 720 – a truly multi-purpose interventional CathLab, now installed at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital is the first of its kind in entire western India region.

Some of the key features of the new cathLab are: low radiation ensuring patients’ safety, 20 Inch Ultra High Definition Detector for wide coverage of body parts, Display on 27 Inches Monitor – visually easier for doctors, provides fastest C arm movements during rotational angio and useful for all cardiac procedures, neurological intervention and intervention radiology.

Addressing on the occasion of inauguration, Dr Sujit Chatterjee – CEO of Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital said, “The addition of highly sophisticated second Multipurpose CathLab has now empowered of our Doctors and support staff to take up more challenges and will enable to tackle multiple complicated cases at a time 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”.

The machine also has capability of creating 3-D images of the blood vessels and that is a boon for the operator. This machine can be utilised 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 those cases who have 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 in clearing the main culprit artery.

The radiation exposure is also minimized for the patient and the operator as less time is utilized in the procedure and also the machine itself has a high resolution image capability with the least radiation emission. It is very user friendly and has the most advanced global clinical tools for optimal results in performing high risk cases as well as replacing heart valves as Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Insertion (TAVI). The table is capable of withstanding highest patient load to 250 – 275 kg.