Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Adds New Hi-Tech Imaging System for Cardiac PatientsJan 24, 2022
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is now able to offer patients a new technological advancement allowing doctors to see high quality images at low radiation dose levels for those suffering from heart disease. The Philips Azurion 7 M20 system with Clarity IQ provides high quality imaging, achieving a clearer visibility at low X-ray dose levels for any patient. Dr. Neerav Shah, chief of cardiology at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, performed the first case.
“This new technology will enable physicians to capture higher quality images at lower radiation doses, directly resulting in safe and quality care for our cardiac and vascular patients,” said Dr. Shah. “Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center continues to be at the forefront when it comes to cardiac care and this new technology will allow patients to get the quality treatment they need at one of the top heart hospitals in South Florida.”
The Philips Azurion 7 M20 system allows physicians to conduct minimally invasive procedures treating a wide range of cardiac and vascular issues, including:
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Thoracic and Aortic Aneurysms
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Structural Heart Disease
“We are proud to be able to offer this new imaging system to our patients, and expand our cardiac services at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center”, said Teresa Urquhart, chief executive officer at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “Our community has a choice when it comes where they get treated for cardiology, and our hospital continues to show why we are among the very best when it comes to heart care.”
These catheter-based procedures are designed to reduce some of the risks and recovery time inherent in traditional surgical approaches. Among the many benefits of catheter-based interventions include:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision
- Less visible surgical scarring.
As the first hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to perform open-heart surgery, we continue to be at the forefront when it comes to being the first hospital performing cardiac procedures and the most experienced.
- More than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations
- Over 19,000 open heart surgeries
- Over 700 TAVR’s
- Over 250 Mitraclips
- Over 50 convergent procedures
- Over 200 Watchman procedures