Connected Cardiovascular Care Solution
Your IT is the core.
Connected cardiovascular care is a concept for cardiology IT that consolidates and streamlines the data flow between imaging, cath lab, reading room, and administration – throughout the cardiology service line. Let’s look at the data flow and information exchange following a clinical case – Heart Failure and TAVR.
Medical history of patient1: A 76 year old male is deemed as a candidate for transoartic valve replacement (TAVR) by his local heart failure clinic
- Comprehensive pre-procedural testing is performed including transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, computed tomographic (CT) evaluation of the aortic valve/annulus, aorta and iliofemoral.
- The cardiologist reviews the test, leverages interoperability to advanced visualization, and accesses the patient’s prior vascular studies, and confirms that the patient is an appropriate candidate for transfemoral TAVR.
- Intra-procedural transesophageal echocardiography with 3D advanced visualization is used to assist valve guidance.
- A successful TAVR is performed. Interoperability between the cardiac catheterization lab, ultrasound, hemodynamic system, and cardiovascular imaging and information system enable actionable procedural data to be shared in real-time.
- Follow-up: Access to pre and post-procedure transthoracic echocardiography used to confirm valve function.
- Administration and controlling: During this patient coronary event all the data points from the clinical, operation and financial aspects have been captured. Interoperability to the financial system ensures timely billing.
- Actionable data is also available for analysis to evaluate the outcomes for this patient and the community in which he lives.
1 The patient data throughout this page is fictional and any potential correlation to real persons is purely coincidental.