3D anatomy reconstruction in the cardiac cath lab

Cutting edge imaging technology at the cardiac catheterization laboratory  Read how 3D imaging technology helped baby Olive and her family “Not only can surgeons anticipate the condition of the heart prior to surgery, but Dr. Zablah says they’ve also cut radiation and procedural time by more than half.” Traditionally, imaging in the pediatric catheterization laboratory […]

Low-radiation cardiac catheterization

While minimally-invasive catheterization is lower risk than open heart surgery, the procedure does use radiation. And in any medical procedure or test that uses radiation, lowering the radiation dose to the minimum exposure necessary should be a key goal. Our Program has substantially decreased the amount of radiation needed for heart cath procedures. With the […]

Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Hole In Baby’s Heart: ‘She’s Louder, More Lively’

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A baby girl, born with Down Syndrome and several physical challenges, is thriving thanks to doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado. One-year-old Charlotte Ray Smith (“Charlie”) of Loveland avoided open heart surgery and instead had a hole in her heart repaired through just a small incision. CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh was there for […]

Pediatric Congenital Heart Association

We support organizations such as the PCHA, which focus on advocacy, education and support for families affected by congenital heart disease. The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association’s mission is to “Conquer Congenital Heart Disease.” They are accomplishing this through collaboration with patients, parents, providers, and partner organizations to improve quality and outcomes through CHD education, support, […]

Four Dimensional Flow MRI

Today we can not only take images of heart and blood vessels, but also of the blood flow itself. This allows us to look at the cardiovascular disease from very different and new perspective. Historically, diagnostic flow measurements have been performed invasively in catheterization lab. With this new imaging technology known as 4D-Flow MRI, we […]