Mercy Hospital among first to try new heart scanner

The images transmitted by the Ilumien PCI Optimization System allow physicians to view the inside of a blood vessel.
The images transmitted by the Ilumien PCI Optimization System allow physicians to view the inside of a blood vessel.

[Star Tribune, September 07, 2012] Doctors at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids have been among the first in the nation to use a new technology that combines blood flow measurements in coronary arteries with infrared scanning to better find and then clear blockages to the heart.

Called the Ilumien PCI Optimization System and made by St. Jude Medical Inc., the technology is helping Dr. Jeff Chambers make better decisions on what blockages pose the greater risk to patients. That, in turn, makes treatment more efficient, he said. Read more at startribune.com.

Posted on September 07, 2012 in Heart/CardiovascularMercy HospitalnewspapersStar Tribune

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