TUSTIN, Calif.--()--In October, St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, Calif., opened the first hybrid cath lab in Southern California’s Inland Empire equipped with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Infinix™ VC-i cardiovascular X-ray system and hybrid table. The flexibility of the Infinix-i system combined with the tilting and cradling features of the table produce an ideal hybrid setting for both surgical and interventional procedures.
“The Infinix-i’s design and C-arm allow for greater access to the patient and let us work easily from either side of the table”
“Heart disease is the number one killer in our community and the new Toshiba hybrid lab provides our patients with the most advanced cardiovascular care available,” said Ed Langdon, senior executive director, Inland Empire Heart & Vascular Institute (IEH&VI). St. Bernardine’s IEH&VI is the region’s largest heart care provider and has received national recognition for the quality of care delivered to its patients.
According to Langdon, St. Bernardine’s IEH&VI utilizes the Infinix-i system and hybrid table for various applications such as AAA stents, transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and vascular bypasses. Infinix-i also enables the hospital to conduct approximately 30 percent of its interventions using the radial approach, a safer and more efficient access point.
“The Infinix-i’s design and C-arm allow for greater access to the patient and let us work easily from either side of the table,” said Dr. Ashis Mukherjee, medical director of St. Bernardine’s IEH&VI. “As our workhorse system, the comprehensive dose reduction technologies also make exams safer for our clinicians and patients.”
“The Infinix-i's Access Halo, which provides 180-degree unobstructed patient head-end access with an integrated hybrid table, enables physicians to diagnose and treat patients more safely, accurately and efficiently,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba.
St. Bernardine’s IEH&VI provides the full spectrum of cardiac services and procedures. Last year, the hospital’s team of notable heart care professionals performed more than 700 open heart surgeries and a combined total of more than 8,600 diagnostic and interventional procedures in the cardiac cath labs, as well as nearly 3,400 echocardiograms. “More recently, St. Bernardine was rated a five-star recipient for coronary bypass surgery and one of America’s 100 Best Specialty Care hospitals for cardiac surgery by Healthgrades® as well as #1 in California for major cardiac surgery and #2 in the state for coronary bypass surgery by The Delta Group,” concluded Langdon.
About St. Bernardine Medical Center
Serving the health care needs of the people of the Inland Empire since 1931, St. Bernardine is a highly-regarded 463-bed, nonprofit, tertiary acute care hospital located in San Bernardino, California. The hospital offers a full continuum of services, from family care to heart surgery, treating an average of 72,000 individuals in the Emergency Department, delivering 2,100 babies and admitting more than 17,000 patients for treatment each year. St. Bernardine Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health. Visit www.StBernardineMedicalCenter.org for additional information.
About St. Bernardine Medical Center’s Inland Empire Heart & Vascular Institute (IEH&VI)
Serving the heart health needs of the people of the Inland Empire for over 50 years, St. Bernardine’s Inland Empire Heart & Vascular Institute is located in San Bernardino, California. This year, the physicians and staff will perform over 700 open heart surgeries, an estimated 8,600 diagnostic preventative procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and nearly 3,400 echocardiograms.
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.