HCA Florida North Florida Hospital announced that its cardiovascular cath program recently opened its fifth hybrid cath lab.
North Florida Hospital (NFH) has long been providing advanced cardiovascular care to the community for the past 50 years. In 1972, NFH built the first community hospital cath lab in Florida.
According to an NFH release, this newest cath lab was built to operating room specifications and includes an advanced imaging system, which can move around the table or park away for free access to the patient. This system is for both cardiac and vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures with a fully motorized tilting table, high definition three-dimensional image reconstruction, EVAR planning software, quantitative vessel analysis software, radiation dose optimization software and a large display monitor.
This system will enable physicians and caregivers to offer both endovascular and surgical procedures in one space. NFH’s vascular program has grown by over 30% in the past two years.
“This new state-of-the-art hybrid cath lab is designed to serve both our medical and patient communities,” said Dr. Sean Benoit, NFH Chief Medical Officer, in the release. “By offering faster and greater technology, we have an extraordinary ability to diagnose and treat our patients, as well as provide a highly efficient way of caring for our community.”