The Medical City Expands their Cardiac and Vascular Catheterization Facilities

The Medical City , 4th Floor Podium ,  Pasig City – Philippine

The Medical City facade

THE Medical City (TMC) cardiac and vascular catheterization laboratory (Cath Lab) has expanded its service offerings with the acquisition of a new imaging system.

The Cath Laboratory has acquired its second Artis Zee, the multipurpose equipment from Siemens allows for more accurate and clear images of the arteries of the heart, brain, internal organs and even the limbs.

Dr. Luigi S. Segundo a-cardiologist

in 2013 alone, the laboratory performed more than 1,000 coronary procedures , more than any other Cath laboratory . Dr. Luigi S. Segundo -introduced the panel of experts during the presentation .

state of the art facilities and well-trained doctors

With its over 40 years of experience in hospital operation and administration. Its world -class health care complex serves some 40,000 in-patients and over 400,000 out-patients annually. This core of professional is complemented by a 2,200- strong human resource complement , engaged in allied medical administrative and support service as well as medical staffs of over 1,000 physicians who are established experts in their various fields of specialization .

Dr. Gregorio S. Martinez Jr.

With this in mind, TMC Cath Lab and Cardiovascular Center Head Dr. Gregorio Martinez Jr. at the media and bloggers briefing last July 31, that the addition of this latest technology will help them address the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies in a more effective and timely manner.
“This is to increase the capacity to be able to schedule simultaneous procedures and, in fact, accept emergency procedures as they [the patients] come,” he said.

panel of experts from the hospital

At the TMC Cath Lab, intervention procedures are done through minimally invasive ways where doctors use catheters, introduced via a small skin puncture, to access the heart, coronary arteries, arteries to the brain and different organs so as to treat abnormal conditions.

Dr. Martinez said that angioplasty via the radial artery approach uses the pulse in the wrist instead of the groin as access, thus, making the patients to go home immediately after the procedure and back to normal routine the next day.

L-R Dr. Peter Rivera, Dr. Gregorio S. Martinez Jr., Dr. Olympia Q. Malanyaon and Dr. Michealangelo L. Sabas

“The advantage here at The Medical City is we do nine out of 10 of these coronary procedures through the wrist artery because the equipment we use is miniaturized,” he noted. “So it lowers also the cost of the procedure for the patients.”

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