Navigation Links
Advancements in Technology Benefit Cardiology Patients at Palos Community Hospital
Date:10/27/2010

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interventional cardiologists affiliated with Palos Community Hospital are among the first in Chicago's southwest suburbs to embrace the transradial approach for heart angiograms and clearing blocked arteries. Transradial catheterization uses arteries in the wrist to access the heart, and it offers many improvements over the traditional approach by reducing bleeding complications, eliminating scarring and offering significantly shorter recovery periods.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100414/PCHLOGO)

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/PCHLOGO)

Cardiac catheterizations are performed to diagnose a heart problem or as part of a procedure to correct a problem that's already been diagnosed. The majority of people requiring catheterizations in the United States undergo a procedure that accesses the heart through the femoral artery in the leg, known as transfemoral access. However, advances in diagnostic technology, such as those at Palos Community Hospital, now show that the best path to the heart may be through the wrist.

"By going through the wrist rather than the groin, most patients experience less pain after the procedure, as well as a reduced risk of bleeding," explains Roy Bliley, M.D., an interventional cardiologist affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. "When it comes to patient comfort, the benefits are great."

Although complications from standard catheterization through the groin are low, occurring in between only two and nine percent of patients, the transradial approach can reduce bleeding – the most common complication among women and the elderly – to less than one percent. It also eliminates much of the discomfort associated with the procedure.

Patients who have a transradial cath can immediately sit up, eat and walk without pain. Most individuals are candidates for the procedure, except for those on dialysis and those with rare vascular issues or lymphedema. For more complicated cases, when larger catheters or multiple devices are needed, femoral access is still the preferred method.

Palos Community Hospital is the recipient of the 2011 HealthGrades Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Intervention Excellence Awards and is ranked #1 in Illinois by HealthGrades in 2011 for Overall Cardiac Services and Cardiac Surgery.

Palos Community Hospital also has been designated a BlueCross and BlueShield Cardiac Care Blue Distinction Center.

To find a physician affiliated with Palos Community Hospital visit us online at PalosCommunityHospital.org/doctor or call 708-226-2300.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Palos Community Hospital
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Launches EESadvancements.com for Advanced Access to Innovative Solutions
2. Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements
3. New Heart Ultrasound Research Reveals Life-Saving Treatment Alternatives and Advancements for Heart Patients
4. Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Present Breast Cancer Advancements at Conference
5. ExonHit Therapeutics Reports Advancements in the Clinical Development of EHT 0202, its Phase II Drug for Alzheimers Disease
6. New Clinical Studies Presented at the 14th World Congress of Anesthesiology Demonstrate Masimo Advancements in Patient Care
7. DUSA Pharmaceuticals Named to Deloittes 2010 Technology Fast 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies in North America
8. Frost & Sullivan Award Highlights Hybridyne Technologies Outstanding Technology Innovation
9. Virtual Radiologic Ranked 264th Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloittes 2010 Technology Fast 500™
10. China Medical Technologies Announces its Subsidiary, GP Medical, Ranked Sixth in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China 2010 Program
11. Merlot OrthopediX Enters into Exclusive Global Agreement with Alphatec Spine to Develop and Market Merlots Bone Anchorage Technology for the Treatment of Spine Disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have taken ... regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved ... Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming more ... providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... addition of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart ... Integrated Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves ... as load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, ... Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global ... the market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... health professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This ... the network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at ... on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):