Bay Area Regional opens Heart and Vascular Center

8-1XBayXAreaXRegionalBay Area Regional Medical Center recently opened a new Heart and Vascular Center in its efforts to provide exceptional cardiac and vascular care. With a biplane and two single-plane cardiac catheterization labs, physicians are able to perform many procedures including STEMI, diagnostic and peripheral catheterization procedures, electrophysiology, implants, pacemakers and interventional radiology procedures to name a few.

Each cardiac catheterization room in the Heart and Vascular Center at Bay Area Regional houses a revolutionary 3D component, the Siemens sygno DynaCT Cardiac, which enables CT-like imaging of the heart during complex cardiac interventions. “Our team of cardiac and vascular specialists can visualize cardiac structures in 3D like the aortic root, left atrium or pulmonary veins in the cath lab within a few seconds,” said Amy Eason, RN, BSN, and Director of Cardiology Services at Bay Area Regional.

The Heart and Vascular Center not only houses some of the latest tools and technology available, “the people care. I have seen it with the nurses, administrators, technicians, doctors — everyone is wholeheartedly committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality health care,” said Dr. Dipsu Patel, interventional cardiologist on the hospital medical staff. “I am so proud to be a part of Bay Area Regional.”

Opening of the new Heart and Vascular Center shows “our dedication to providing exceptional care to the Houston Bay Area community while making a difference in people’s lives,” said Tim Schmidt, CEO of Bay Area Regional. “This year has been exciting. We’re in pursuit of Level III Trauma Designation. We anticipate becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI in the coming months. We will open three more floors of private patient rooms, including medical surgical and ICU beds by the end of the year.”

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