$1 million upgrade for Strathfield cardiac catheter laboratory
Feb 03, 2020
Strathfield Private Hospital now has access to the latest technology in treating a range of heart conditions, with a million-dollar upgrade to the hospital’s cardiac catheter laboratory.
The existing lab is being replaced by a state-of-the-art Philips Azurion 7M12, an image-guided therapy system which will save time by allowing the interventional team to work together in the exam room, without interrupting each other.
Strathfield Private Hospital CEO, Sally Cameron, said: “Strathfield has a really long history in providing cardiac services and the new lab will ensure we maintain our excellent reputation.”
The new technology will offer a full range of both mainstream and complex cardiac interventions including diagnostic procedures and treatment for conditions including heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias.
“Staff have been well-trained in the new technology; doctors and patients are now lined up and ready to use it,” Mrs Cameron said.
The upgrade will complement the hospital’s cardiac team; many of them have worked at the site for at least 10 years.
“They are all very dedicated to what they do and have an excellent rapport with each other and the doctors as well which is so important in looking after patients,” Mrs Cameron said.
More than 730 cases were performed through Strathfield’s catheter laboratory in 2019.
The hospital has been providing cardiac services for 25 years.