We’re taking comprehensive diagnosis and treatment to the next level.
Heart disease is one our nation’s most common health problems – the leading causeof death for Americans age 35 and older. Introducing advancements in the medical technology used to diagnose and treat this condition is more critical than ever before at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
In an effort to help our physicians provide faster and more efficient cardiac care to Alaskans, Providence Alaska Medical Center has a new state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab from Philips.
Physicians will now be able to conduct minimally invasive procedures on this new system to treat a wide range of clinical problems including coronary artery disease – a leading cause of heart disorders in the U.S. These catheter-based procedures may reduce the risks and recovery time found in traditional surgical approaches. The benefits of catheter-based interventions include shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision, and less visible surgical scarring. These procedures can be performed on both the heart and peripheral blood vessels.