Albury Wodonga reaches new cardiac milestone
Aug 28, 2019
Albury Wodonga Private Hospital has celebrated its 3000th cardiac catheter laboratory case.
The milestone procedure was completed in June by local cardiologist Dr Jan Du Plooy who works alongside pacing technician Steve King, Nurse Unit Manager Kate Sutton and nurses Peta King, Linell Kusz, Fleur Pressnell, and Bev de Jong.
The cath lab is used to perform procedures which assist in the diagnosis, early intervention and management of acute cardiac conditions.
The cath lab has been through several changes in the past ten years, including the introduction of diagnostic angiograms, pacemaker implants and stenting. In 2015, the cath lab underwent a major upgrade which led to improved pictures, with much lower radiation doses.
The cath lab is utilised by a number of local and visiting cardiologists in the Albury Wodonga Region.