Professor Kobi George, Director of Cardiology at Kaplan Medical Center says, “This is a development that is at the forefront of global technology and has already been successfully carried out in Kaplan. We've done about 20 catheterizations using the new system.”
For the first time in Israel, a 3D camera directs the cardiologist during cardiac catheterization. The Kaplan Medical Center team recently began using a sophisticated and advanced catheterization system that clearly shows the coronary arteries in 3D, maps them, and directs the cardiologist to the exact point.
More importantly, the new system, first implemented in Israel at Kaplan, allows the stent to be placed in the artery block area in an optimal manner in order to obtain good long-term results. This a development that is at the forefront of global technology.
The team in the Cardiology Department says that the catheterization system is very important in supporting the catheterization system. Approximately 10,000 Israelis suffer a heart attack every year, and only 60% of them arrive within 6 hours of experiencing chest pain, which is the time when the blocked artery can be opened by urgent catheterization, thus saving the heart muscle from life-threatening damage.
Professor Kobi George, director of the Cardiology Department at Kaplan Medical Center, explains that this is the world's first-class technology, which brings the highest level of accuracy to diagnose what really happens within the coronary arteries that are the blood vessels of our heart.
“The sophisticated camera is located at the end of the catheter that enters the artery through the catheterization process, and allows us to look at the arteries of the heart, to penetrate them, and to photograph pathological processes that occur in real time and to locate the stent that opens the block,” he explains.
A 3D system allows you to adjust very precisely to an area where the artery expansion is required by using a balloon or a stent to prevent the artery from being blocked again. “3D imaging allows the catheter to know exactly how well the therapeutic action has been done and to ensure the best chance that there will be no future problems with the same donor we have implanted in the coronary artery,” he concludes.
Dr. Carlos Gruzman, director of the Kaplan Medical Center, said that there is no doubt that catheterization with a 3D camera is at the forefront of the global catheterization technology and places the cardiology system as one of the best among hospitals in Israel. “It is among the first two places in Israel for the rapid treatment of myocardial infarction caused by a blocked artery, and we are very proud of the professional, quality and dedicated medical staff.” he said.