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Friday Apr. 22, 2022
Broward Health Coral Springs Cardiac Catheterization Lab To Expand With Life-Saving Intervention Tools

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - In a further commitment to enhance the health and wellness of the South Florida community, Broward Health will augment its award-winning, comprehensive cardiovascular care program with a 4,102-square-foot expansion of the cardiac catheterization lab at Broward Health Coral Springs.

Cath LabA symbolic "wall-breaking" signifying the expansion will coincide with the 35th anniversary celebration of Broward Health Coral Springs at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29.

The new addition will be configured as a bi-plane cath lab, which is a specialized suite in which an ultrasound diagnostic test known as transesophageal echocardiography is performed. The process uses two sets of independently moving imaging sources and cameras that enable two sets of images to be taken of the heart with just one injection of radiocontrast dye.

“The world-class, innovative new technology we’re investing in now gives our cardiac team powerful, lifesaving tools to deliver high-level interventional and vascular care to those who need it, with the crucial timeliness of having these treatments available closer to home,” said Jared Smith, CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs.

State-of-the-art procedures that soon will be available through the expanded cath lab include:

  • Interventional neurovascular services, which involves catheters and radiology to diagnose and treat neurologically related vascular conditions and diseases.
  • The Impella® procedure for treatment of patients in cardiogenic shock and those who may need emergency support of the left side of the heart.
  • Electrophysiology mapping and imaging systems, which are used to guide transcatheter cardiac ablation procedures often used for right-sided heart ablations.

"With this expansion, we also will be adding staff and offering new opportunities for our medical team to develop their careers, particularly in the electrophysiology neuro service line," Smith said.

In addition to the cath lab, the 250-bed hospital located in the heart of Coral Springs offers a full continuum of care featuring a women’s hospital, surgical institute, orthopedic care and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital with a specialized children’s Emergency Department.

For more information on Broward Health Coral Springs, visit BrowardHealth.org/CoralSprings.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.