The hospital serves as a primary site for the nationally recognized research efforts of Austin Heart, the cardiology group based at the hospital. As one of the largest private practice clinical research programs in the nation, various types of research are conducted involving new drugs, devices, and new indications for existing therapies. The expansion of the facility and technology further the mission of the research.
To highlight some of the new technologies, two procedures were
broadcast today via the new video equipment permanently installed in the
rooms. Dr. Roger Gammon, cardiologist with Austin Heart, performed a live
vascular procedure and Dr. Stephen Settle, vascular surgeon with
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, walked participants through a taped
endovascular (minimally invasive) aneurysm repair for an Abdominal Aortic
Heart Hospital of Austin
Austin's First Hybrid Operating Room
-- Austin's only combination Hybrid Operating Room and Cardiac
Catheterization Laboratory larger in size than traditional operating
rooms and incorporating catheterization laboratory-quality equipment.
-- Handles more complex and high-risk procedures such as an endovascular
aneurysm repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
-- Room allows for an endovascular, less invasive procedure and can change
quickly into an operating suite during a procedure if open surgery is
-- Philips FD-20 High-Resolution Cardiovascular System. Ceiling mounted,
the imaging system provides unrestricted access to patient and full-
body x-ray coverage. Images displayed immediately on a multi-monitor
system for the physician
|SOURCE Heart Hospital of Austin|
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