New Cath Labs at Texas Health Dallas Will Aid Cardiogenic Shock

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has two new lab suites to care for patients with cardiovascular illnesses. The $7 million addition will include a cardiac catheterization lab and electrophysiology lab, and bring the total to four cath labs and two EP labs.

The labs will aid in diagnostics, interventional procedures, implantable devices, and specific heart measurements around the electrical disruption of the heart. Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and electrophysiologists at Texas Health Dallas will utilize the labs as the hospital participates in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative, which emphasize the placement of the mechanical heart pump and early identification of cardiogenic shock.

“Recent federal rulings expanding the patient population for this specialized treatment emphasizes the heightened awareness and need for this technology,” said Levinda Walpole, Texas Health’s Southeast Zone Heart and Vascular Services regional administrator, via release. “It’s good to know we’re able to help those who need it most.”

“Good outcomes depend on the immediate actions of those in the emergency department, cath lab and the ICU,”Dr. James Park, medical director of Heart & Vascular Services at Texas Health Dallas, said via release. “It becomes a collaborative effort amongst physicians, nurses, radiology techs, you name it. That’s why these two new labs play a significant role in our ability to help more cardiovascular patients.”