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Advanced Treatment Services
Whether you're facing heart problems or other serious vascular conditions, depend on The Heart & Vascular Center
for providing the comprehensive range of advanced treatments you need – right in your own backyard.
-- The region's most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology
-- 5 state-of-the-art cath labs and an electrophysiology lab where we've performed more than 30,000 procedures over the last 10 years (click each to learn more):
• Diagnostic heart catheterization
• Balloon angioplasty and stent placement (including cardiac and peripheral artery stenting to keep vessels open)
• Atherectomy (surgical removal of arterial plaque)
• Electrophysiology tests
• Cardiac ablations
• Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
• Intra-coronary ultrasound
-- 2 hybrid operating suites for treating vascular conditions, such as peripheral artery disease and aortic aneurysms. No other hospital in the area offers hybrid suites. (Hybrid suites are unique facilities that combine a fully-equipped, modern cath lab with a comprehensive surgical suite, providing the flexibility to perform combined procedures – such as a vascular bypass and angioplasty together – which means less stress on you than having to come in for two separate procedures)
-- Sophisticated, modern surgical suites where we've completed more than 8,000 open heart cardiovascular procedures in the last 10 years, including:
• Valve replacement and/or repair
• Coronary artery bypass and off-pump bypass procedures
• Repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.
-- A special safety feature found only at SAMC - The GlucoStabilizer, a state-of-the-art computer software program that provides safe, efficient and superior management of inpatient blood glucose levels during surgery. That means if you have diabetes we can monitor precisely and lower the risk of complications from anesthesia. Southeast Alabama Medical Center is the only hospital in the state's southeast region with this system.
From initial risk assessment through diagnosis and treatment, depend on the Heart & Vascular Center – we stay on the cutting edge of medicine to care for you.
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