Brisbane, Australia-Queenslanders will be the first in the country to have access to the latest lifesaving cardiac technology thanks to a $4 million boost from the Palaszczuk Government.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles unveiled the new state-of-the-art imaging and navigation system at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab.
“Patients at critical risk of a heart attack will have blockages easily identified and corrected while still awake without the need for invasive surgery meaning less risk and better recovery time,” Mr Miles said.
“Through a combination of the next-generation Azurion platform and new imaging tools, we are also decreasing radiation exposure for both clinicians and patients by up to 50 per cent while improving and expanding the highly specialised procedures that are performed in this lab."
“This high-tech system has the added benefit of reducing patient anxiety, through roof-mounted TV screens, mood lighting and music."
“This new technology not only looks amazing, but will produce very real benefits for thousands of Queenslanders.”
Interventional cardiologist Dr Peter Stewart said the new lab improved the clarity and quality of clinical images, and allowed for integration across diagnostic tools and cases.