New High Definition Technology Enhances Cardiac Catheterization Lab
A growing number of University Hospitals’ cardiovascular specialists will have the opportunity to utilize the high-definition technology of the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab at UH Parma Medical Center Center.
The new state-of-the-art lab includes a 55-inch, high-definition flat panel screen and new software that enables cardiologists to better visualize their patient’s heart vessels. The new technology also allows for display of complementary modalities, such as intracoronary ultrasound images, previous procedural images like echocardiograms and catheterizations, and patient vital signs and EKG. Physicians and staff also benefit from updated control rooms and dictation/work rooms in this nearly $900,000 investment.
“We greatly appreciate the investment made by UH Parma Medical Center and the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, which helps us better care for our patients by constructing a new Siemens cardiovascular lab,” said Paul Poommipanit, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization Services at UH Parma Medical Center. “As our services and needs grow, we look forward to continued collaboration to serve patients in the southern suburbs of Cleveland.” UH Parma Medical Center is among nine locations of UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute Interventional Cardiovascular Center across Northeast Ohio. The Interventional Cardiovascular Center at UH Parma offers the latest, most technologically advanced procedures for both scheduled and emergency procedures, including rapid diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as myocardial infarction. The expertise in UH Parma’s Interventional Cardiovascular Center has been expanded this year with the addition of Khaled Sleik, MD, and will be further expanded this summer with the addition of Jun Li, MD, who will perform both cardiac and vascular cases.
“Our goal of anchoring a healthy community requires that we continually invest in people and programs, and this investment is another example of our commitment to the Parma region,” said Eric Hess, Vice President, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. “It will perfectly complement the world-class UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute physicians and staff that practice at UH Parma and the new additions joining our team there.”