When she was diagnosed with mitral valve disease (a complex type of heart disease), she was informed that due to her previous medical history, she was not a suitable candidate for further surgery as she was unlikely to survive open-heart surgery.
However, Christine wouldn’t take no for an answer and turned to The Alfred Hospital, a leading cardio site in Australia. Regarded as the foremost cardiovascular health facility in Victoria, The Alfred’s Heart Centre agreed to perform the transcatheter mitral valve replacement surgery that Christine so desperately needed.
One of the key pieces of technology in the Heart Centre is Philips' EchoNavigator technology which enables cardiologists to perform complex structural heart procedures more efficiently by providing intelligently integrated X-ray and 3D ultrasound images fused into one intuitive and interactive view.
Philips continues to supply The Alfred Hospital’s Structural Heart Program so cardiologists are better equipped to perform difficult procedures in a less invasive way.