Less invasive cardiovascular treatments shift spotlight to CATHETERIZATION LABS

Haugh, Richard
July 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2006, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p48
Trade Publication
This article discusses the impact of innovations in medicine and technology on catheterization laboratories. No longer is invasive and risky surgery the only option to open a dogged carotid artery or repair a bulging aortic aneurysm. Now it's possible to use real-time imaging to guide catheters to place stents and coils in blood vessels throughout the body. Indeed, developments such as these offer hospitals a chance to create catheter-based labs of the future.


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