Innovative 3D catheter technology allows interventionalists to navigate cardiac procedures with ease
August 8, 2022 –Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announces it’s the first in South Florida to use the new VeriSight Pro, a real-time 3D intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) catheter from Philips. The technology offers superior 2D and 3D live imaging guidance for a wide range of cardiac procedures in structural heart disease and electrophysiology, allowing interventionalists to navigate procedures with ease, providing superior care, and optimizing cath-lab performance with the aim to deliver the highest quality outcomes for the hospital’s cardiac patients. Dr. Ramon Quesada and Dr. Bernardo Lopez-Sanabria are the first two interventional cardiologists to use this technology for Baptist Health.
“As physicians, we are always exploring new ways to care for our patients and provide them with the best treatment options for their long-term future”, said Dr. Quesada, Medical Director of Structural Heart, Complex Coronary Intervention at the Institute. “The VeriSight Pro technology is a game changer, ultimately allowing us to provide patients who need this procedure with a smoother and safer recovery process.”
Some of the benefits of the Philips’ ICE catheter VeriSight Pro include:
- Exceptional 3D image quality allows physicians to customize care for more patients
- FDA 510k-cleared real-time 3D intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) catheter has the potential to improve standard of care for structural heart disease and electrophysiology procedures
- Reduced need for general anesthesia accelerates workflows, increases efficiency, and broadens treatment options
- Interventionalists can digitally change the scan angle to capture views without manually repositioning the ultrasound tip, a unique feature of this ICE catheter.
- Can provide a 90 by 90 degree 3D field of view as well as allow physicians to view two scan planes simultaneously
“VeriSight Pro allows our physicians to capture the very best possible live images and enables our team to deliver quality outcomes for our cardiac patients, so they can get back to their daily routines,” said Dr. Lopez-Sanabria, interventional cardiologist with the Institute. “I am honored to be a part of the team to be the first in South Florida to use this new technology and bring it to our community.”
Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. For more information, please visit: Cardiac Services | Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute | Baptist Health South Florida.
About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 25,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. In addition to cardiovascular care, Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. It also includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.