Bi-Plane Cath Lab – Neuro & Vascular Interventional Radiology at KLE Hospital

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Interventional Radiology” procedures refer to treating patients by a minimally invasive approach using catheters, balloons, stents, coils under X-ray equipment rather than open surgery.

This Cath lab has DSA/CT-MRI fusion. Image guidance facilities offer a significant advantage in managing acute ischemic and haemorrhagic brain strokes (aneurysms, AVM, dural AV fistula). It is one of the most advanced Cath lab systems available at only a very few quaternary care hospitals across India.

The total machine and its installation has cost over Rs Five Crore for its complete hospital implementation.

The unit was officially inaugurated by Sri Pralhad V Joshi, the Honourable Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal & Mines; Government of India, at the KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Belagavi.

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The Brain-strokes are treated by revascularizing the tiny vessels to help reversal of normal brain functions instantaneously. This ultra-modern Bi-Plane cath-lab facility helps the physicians and surgeons treat the ischaemic blood vessels in the legs on an emergency basis to yield primary body functions.

The system also boasts of the tiniest radiation dose (70% less than previous machines) to both patients and doctors. Since the procedures are minimally invasive, the recovery of patients is faster with a shorter hospital stay. The facility is headed by highly skilled specialist’s Dr Naveen Mulimani and Dr Abhinandan Rughe.

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Now, the people of North, Central & Coastal Karnataka, South Maharashtra and Goa have access to these innovative interventional services. The chances of surviving a brain attack (stroke) have improved. The newly installed “State of the Art” 3D Clarity FD 20/20 Biplane Cathlab at the KLE’s Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & Medical Research Centre Belagavi will make it easier for doctors engaged in the treatment of stroke patients. It will then get an accurate diagnosis of what’s going on inside the stroke-affected patients. Hence, doctors can remove the blood clots in the brain vessels earliest by minima invasive methods, thereby increasing everyday life chances after stroke, said Dr M V Jali, the Medical Director of the Hospital. 

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