Portneuf Heart and Vascular Institute brings State-of-the-Art Imaging to Heart Care

The Portneuf Heart and Vascular Institute at Portneuf Medical Center recently added the new Siemens Healthineers ARTIS icono biplane system to its interventional imaging services.

Portneuf is hosting the Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 5-7pm.  Community members are invited to tour the new Cath Lab at Portneuf Medical Center. Please join us at the main entrance by the piano where you will be directed to the 1st floor information desk where there will be tours, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

“This is our second hybrid operating room and the latest, most advanced system created for a wide range of disciplines, particularly cardiovascular surgery and interventional cardiology,” said Jacob DeLaRosa, MD, The Chief of Surgery, and the Wheeler Family Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Portneuf Medical Center. “This equipment, along with a fully updated EP/Cath Lab is the gold standard in the treatment of stroke, structural heart operations, aneurysms and mechanical interventions.”

The new imaging technology reduces radiation usage, improves patient safety, while maintaining excellent contrast and sharp images even in challenging situations. Its high positioning flexibility provides excellent patient access and coverage, and it can rapidly be adapted for different users and procedures, significantly speeding up procedural outcomes. It’s an ideal system for emergency situations when every second matters.

“The revolutionary angiography systems will have a significant impact on our patients and on the delivery of healthcare in general,” said Jordan Herget, CEO Portneuf Medical Center. “The new system provides our surgeons with clearer images of the entire heart and allows them to diagnose and treat patients with continued confidence.”

The new Cath Lab and the Portneuf team have set a new standard for the region. Advanced technologies combined with providers’ and nurses’ expertise and commitment to patients ensure the community have access to the best care possible.

“The image quality and resolution on the new system is simply amazing,” said Fernando Grigera, MD, interventional cardiologist said. “With the high resolution and ease of use, I have been able to treat patients I would not have been able to in the past. Our treatments are now safer, faster and delivered with less radiation. The new technology has already improved patients’ lives and will have a tremendous impact on the care we deliver to our critical stroke and cardiovascular patients for years to come.”