Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Cath lab to provide state-of-the art diagnostics to heart patients

Here comes another good news for Mysoreans. Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, functioning inside the premises of KR Hospital will be very soon setting up a new state-of-the art Cath lab.

Incorporating the latest technology, the cath lab is being imported from Holland, at a cost of Rs 3 crores. The existing Cardiac Catheterisation Lab (Cath Lab) will be replaced with this new state-of-the art cath lab in another two weeks.

The hospital which has been functioning in Mysore for the past three and half years has become quite popular among people for the quality service it provides at affordable cost compared to other private hospitals.

On an average 200 footfalls are recorded at the hospital everyday, of which 20 to 30 patients undergo various kinds of tests related to heart. With the commissioning of the new unit, enhanced services in addition to the existing ones will be provided, said sources in the hospital.

Speaking to Express, Director of Jayadeva Institute,  Dr Manjunath said that the latest cath lab being set-up has more  advanced technology, which will provide cardiac angiography, heart catheterisation and also perform methods such as biopsy and angioplasty apart from Stent Boost Facility, Auto Transfer amongst several others.

The special feature of Auto Transfer technology is that reports of angiogram, angioplasty and other tests will be transferred directly to an archival system, which until now was being done manually. Even the Stent boost facility has several latest technologies, he added.

The hospital is providing free treatment for heart patients belonging to SC/ST under various schemes, in addition to people holding BPL cards as well as beneficiaries of Yashasvini Scheme and other schemes launched by the Government.

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