Terrebonne General Expands Cardiology Services
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- Written By: Rhonda Alfred
Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) is proud to announce the completion of expanded cardiology services that includes a state-of-the-art Electrophysiology (EP) Surgical Suite and four Cardiac Catheterization Labs (Cath Lab). With this expansion, TGMC is the only facility in the region to offer this level of advanced and expanded cardiology services to treat complex and highly specialized cardiology procedures.
The leading edge EP Surgical Suite was built to accommodate the growing patient volume and is equipped with the world’s first high definition detector, the Alphenix Core + and Alphenix Hi-Def Detector from Canon Medical Systems USA. Electrophysiology is the study of the heart’s electrical system which is used to diagnose irregular heartbeats or arrhythmia. These procedures, done in partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS), such as cardiac ablations, treat heart rhythm disorders often reducing the need for medications. These procedures are less invasive and performed in an outpatient setting, leading to quicker recoveries and better outcomes for patients. With this addition, TGMC is now the only facility in the region offering a dedicated EP Surgical Suite with advanced cardiac electrophysiology to treat patients with an irregular heartbeat.
The EP expansion allows for TGMC and CIS’ Structural Heart Program to continue to expand to meet the growing needs of the community. The Structural Heart Program provides minimally invasive procedures to treat life-threatening valve disorders and structural heart defects. Through collaboration between CIS’ interventional cardiologists and TGMC’s cardiovascular surgeons, the team provides leading edge cardiology solutions to insure patients have the best possible outcomes. Conditions treated include Mitral Valve Stenosis, Congestive Heart Failure and Aortic Stenosis. Treatment options include Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Balloon Valvuloplasty and Percutaneous Mitral Valve Clip Placement.
With the additional cardiac Cath Lab, TGMC now offers four state-of-the-art rooms. Each lab is equipped with the latest technology, including the Alphenix Dual Plane for unmatched flexibility and patient safety by Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.
This innovative technology provides physicians and medical personnel with superior imaging allowing clinicians to see fine details during complex interventional procedures such as stent positioning, wire and catheter navigation through the stent, and observation of stent deployment. As patient safety is always a top priority, the new technology offers a full suite of dose optimizing tools to help minimize radiation exposure to patients, physicians, nurses and technologists.
“TGMC is committed to providing a high level of cardiac care to our community,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO. “With the additional space and innovative technology, our patients can be assured that they do not need to travel far for exceptional cardiac care.”
On average, TGMC provides over 3,250 cardiac procedures annually. TGMC also is ranked #1 in the market and top 10% in the nation, region and state for cardiac care by CareChex by Quantros, an honor achieved through the efforts by TGMC and CIS.
To learn more about cardiology services, visit tghealthsystem.com.
Caption for photo: The new state-of-the-art Electrophysiology (EP) Surgical Suite at Terrebonne General Medical Center is the only one of its kind in the region to offer advanced and expanded cardiology services to treat complex and highly specialized cardiology procedures.