St. Isabel’s Hospital in Mylapore has soft-launched its cath lab on March 8. The new facility will offer patients 24/7 interventional cardiology services and cater to cardiac emergencies, says a note from the hospital.
The hospital says it will also use the cath lab to perform interventional neurology and interventional radiology procedures soon.
The 73-year-old hospital is presently expanding the new facility, and will launch full-fledged services from it later this year.
The soft launch of the cath lab was held on the birth anniversary of Fr Raimundo dos Anjos Beirao, who was born in Lisbon in 1810. Along with Sister Maria Clara, he founded the Congregation of the Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FHIC), whose nuns manage Isabel’s.
The FHIC nuns founded St. Isabel’s Hospital in Mylapore on March 19, 1949.
The catheterization lab is a facility where minimally-invasive tests and procedures are conducted to diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases.
Flexible tubes, called catheters, are used along with imaging equipment to assess blood vessels and the heart.