Giving cardiology patients better outcomes when minutes count with $5M in support to create a specialized, hybrid operating room at Foothills Medical Centre that facilitates multiple procedures in one place.
With an estimated one in two Southern Albertans requiring cardiac care or cardiac diagnostic imaging in their lifetime, the Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room increased the spectrum of people who can be treated by collaborative evaluation teams. The Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room reduces the risk of complications and can cut the duration of hospital recovery time in half.
Since the fall of 2014, when this state-of-the-art facility opened, numerous life changing procedures have taken place within its walls. This space allows for the optimal balance of an O.R. environment with an advanced imaging centre. For patients, this means shorter wait and recovery times and higher levels of care. For clinicians, it means a world-class space that allows for a variety of complex procedures to be performed safely with the lowest risk possible.
This state-of-the-art medicine is not only changing lives today, but it is also allowing the Foothills Medical Centre Cardiovascular team to stay at the forefront of medical advancements made possible by this technology helping to shape the future of cardiovascular care.
When it comes to making a difference in the health of Albertans, every little bit has the potential to make a big impact – and it’s never been easier.