Cardiac Care Upgrades
Providence St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
Cardiac Care Close to Home
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people a year – 1 in every 4 deaths. In most of these cases, conditions such as arrhythmia, stroke, coronary heart disease, heart attack, and heart failure, were entirely preventable.
The St. Joseph Hospital Heart Institute is nationally recognized for its rapid response time; from arrival to medication to surgical intervention, within 80 minutes on average. The national goal is no more than 90 minutes. This “STEMI” designation means that in a cardiac emergency, ambulances bypass any other facilities in our region and rush patients to St. Joseph.
To continue to excel in lifesaving measures, the cardiac care team is in need of a critical equipment upgrade. While our patients have long benefitted from the latest technology – thanks to donors like you – many tools have come to the end of use and must be replaced.
From diagnosis, to treatment, to cardiac rehabilitation, your generosity is “at the heart” of the stellar level of care our team provides.
Our Equipment Needs
Cardiac flow probe/meterGoal: $110,000Flow probes measure blood flow in blood vessels throughout the circulatory system. Electromagnetic flow equipment provides the most accurate measurement (in vivo) of blood flow available, both for acute and chronic implants.
Phillips Intrasight7 “Volcano”Goal: $200,000The IntraSight System is used for the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of vascular morphology in the coronary arteries and vessels of the peripheral vasculature.
Cath Lab ReplacementGoal: $1,500,000A cath lab is where tests and procedures including ablation, angiogram, angioplasty and implantation of pacemakers / ICDs are carried out. Our Cath Lab is in need of updating to ensure quality care for years to come.