$1 million was raised by the Foundation towards the life saving state-of-the-art imaging system used to diagnose cardiovascular and coronary artery disease in patients. The new equipment means San cardiologists and vascular specialists can better diagnose coronary artery and cardiovascular damage, can more accurately treat with angioplasty and stenting, and are able to treat patients such as diabetics - often previously untreatable because small blood vessels were not able to be seen clearly. Additionally as the benefits of the better imaging are understood and applied more patients may benefit from a range of still developing procedures. Patients are the winners.
“When my husband had his heart attack we came straight to the San where he had a stent implanted immediately into a blocked coronary artery. It is such a relief to know that the doctors at the San can shut down a heart attack in progress within a short time of arrival. I am thrilled the San has introduced a new imaging system that will increase the accuracy and safety of the procedures. It could save or improve the quality of life of someone I love.”
Mrs Lorraine Smith
“Having had both open heart surgery and a stent, I know first hand how important it is to be dealing with doctors who have access to the latest technology - it is very comforting to know that the San’s world class specialists are equipped with the state of the art machinery that helps them to maximise the chances of people living an unrestricted life. I value my health and I’m glad that the San does too.”
Mr Greg Jones
“Clearer images mean I can be more accurate, I can treat more conditions, there are less complications - I am thrilled the San is maintaining its position as innovative, pioneering, and forward thinking by investing in this advanced technology - nothing gives me more personal or professional satisfaction than knowing my patients will get the very best care I can give them - it’s what they deserve and this is the equipment to help me deliver it.”
Dr Tom Gavaghan
Director, San Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory, 2006