Specialties

  • Advanced Cardiac Care Technology

  • Porter Adventist Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute serves as a Denver-based cardiovascular treatment hub for advanced heart and vascular care. In addition to Porter's overwhelming experience, expertise and skill in treating cardiovascular conditions, our state-of-the-art technologies also allow our team to deliver excellent patient outcomes.

    Some of the advanced cardiovascular treatment technologies available at Porter Adventist Hospital include:

    • Advanced endovascular hybrid-operating suite
    • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram - 64 Slice CT scanning


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  • Endovascular hybrid-operating suite

    Porter Adventist Hospital’s endovascular hybrid-operating suite offers patients throughout Denver and Colorado access to leading edge surgical technology and life-saving procedures.

    Porter’s endovascular procedure suite is designed to allow our vascular surgeons the ability to perform traditional open and minimally invasive vascular surgeries simultaneously. Additionally, the unique capabilities of the suite leverage the expertise of our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and technologists to perform comprehensive procedures specifically tailored to vascular and cardiothoracic patients. The hybrid approach used in the endovascular procedure suite, which combines minimally invasive endovascular procedures with open surgical methods, provides cardiac patients with:

    • Potentially shorter hospital stays
    • Faster recovery times
    • Less cosmetic damage and scarring
    • Typically better patient outcomes

    To learn more about Porter Hospital's endovascular hybrid-operating suite, call 1-855-85-HEART (854-3278).

    TactiCathTM Quartz Ablation Catheter

    Studies have found that a thin band of muscle surrounding the pulmonary veins, may stimulate extra electrical signals that can cause atrial fibrillation. To help correct this problem, doctors may recommend performing a pulmonary vein isolation. This treatment destroys the small area of tissue by utilizing radio-frequency energy. The results cause scar tissue to form around the pulmonary vein, in turn preventing the extra electrical signals from reaching the left atrium thereby stopping the atrial fibrillation.

     

    Porter Adventist Hospital is the only program in the region to have the TactiCathTM Quartz Ablation Catheter. This unique technology helps reduce procedure time for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation and has a positive impact on long-term patient outcomes. By using its pressure sensor capability, the catheter creates precision throughout the procedure which allows for lower atrial fibrillation re-occurrence rates and less tissue lesions.

    64 Slice CT scanning

    Porter Adventist Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute is equipped with Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (Coronary CTA or 64-slice CT) imaging technology, which is available to assess important heart health information in patients who may not suspect they have heart disease. Using the 64-slice CT, doctors can prescribe testing for individuals who have risk factors for heart disease such as:

    • Family history
    • High cholesterol
    • High blood pressure
    • Show no obvious signs of coronary artery disease like shortness of breath or easy fatigue
    • Unusual heart-related symptoms or an inconclusive stress test but have a low-risk profile for heart disease

    Until recently, these at-risk patients may have only been considered for heart scans such as calcium scoring test or electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT), which can only measure the amount of hard plaque in the blood vessel, not the soft plaque in the vessel wall.

    In a matter of seconds, the cardiac 64-slice CT scanner takes multiple x-rays of the heart and its arteries, giving doctors a picture of the heart that previously had been available through an invasive procedure involving a catheter. Not only can the 3-D images tell doctors if someone has heart disease, but they can also reveal the level of heart damage, even in its earliest stages. This level of detail provides patients and their doctors with strong indicators of how to manage their heart health to reduce the risk of serious heart disease in the future.

    To learn more about Porter Hospital's Coronary CT, call 1-855-85-HEART (854-3278).


    Healthgrades America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery 2014  Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award 2015  Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award 2015

    Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care - Atrial Fibrillation Certification  Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care - Heart Failure Accreditation  Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care - Chest Pain Center Accreditation

    American Heart Association:Get With The Guidelines -  Resuscitation Silver  2014GoldPlusHeartStrokeAward  American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified Program 

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