The Interventional Suite Of The Future
This article was originally published in Start Up
The cardiac interventional suite has historically welcomed high-tech, cutting-edge tools. But with hospitals scrutinizing expenditures more closely than ever before, such tools must now prove themselves. Hospitals are now placing a premium on technologies that can improve safety, efficiency, and flexibility while streamlining workflow. A handful of companies are now offering products designed to meet these needs, and providers are starting to take notice.
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The two firms are building on a 2009 agreement to offer an MRI-guided alternative for cardiac catheter ablation procedures.
In the near future, patients who are brought into the hospital in need of a coronary bypass procedure could be wheeled into a hybrid operating room that holds both the operating room and the cardiac catheterization lab. This combination will allow physicians to treat many high risk heart patients in a less invasive manner.
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