TriStar Greenview completes $4.1 million cardiac catheterization lab renovation
TriStar Greenview recently added the first augmented-reality image-guidance system as part of a major cath lab renovation.
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital recently completed construction of a $4.1 million renovation project that will add 1,732 square feet to the cardiac catheterization suite, including a second cardiac catheterization lab equipped with advanced augmented-reality imaging equipment that TriStar Greenview is the first hospital in Kentucky to operationalize. The project also included upgrades to the existing cath lab.
“Our new cardiac catheterization lab is a major investment for the hospital and for our community,” said Mike Sherrod, CEO of TriStar Greenview. “People living in Bowling Green and its surrounding area deserve easy access to top-quality cardiac services, and we are proud to equip our cardiac teams with advanced technology that elevates the level of cardiac care available in our region.”
Procedures in the cath lab are performed endovascularly, which means physicians use real-time imaging to guide small instruments through blood vessels to areas in need of repair. TriStar Greenview is among the first hospitals in the U.S. equipped with the leading-edge GE Allia IGS 730 image-guidance system that provides exceptional imaging capabilities using augmented-reality technology. Critically, the system is also equipped with key safety features that allow physicians to minimize the amount of radiation delivered to the patient.
The new cardiac cath lab is a key part of TriStar Greenview’s cardiac service line, which includes diagnostic testing and treatments, such as angioplasty, defibrillator placement or revision, cardiac ablation, pacemaker placement or revision, and cardiac stent placement, among others.
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