Mangaluru, July 10, 2015: The latest technology Rotablator introduced at the KMC Hospital at Ambedkar Circle in Mangaluru was inaugurated on July 10, Friday by Dr Annapoorna Kini, Director Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology and Professor of Cardiology, Mount Sinai School of medicine, New York.
In her inaugural address, Dr Kini informed that Rotablator will help in clearing calcified lesions which were not possible to be treated through standard angioplasty balloons. Doctors can place stent easily once the lesion is cleared and this would also reduce the need of going in for a surgery, she further added.
Dr RL Kamath, Head of the Department of Cardiology, Dr MV Prabhu, Dean, Dr Anand Venugopal, Medical Superintendent of KMC Hospitals and others were present.
The Rotablator technology can remove plaque by abrading atherosclerotic material producing millions of micro particle smaller than RBC which are cleared by RE System, it also improves initial success rate and reduces the restenosis rate in coronary angioplasty.
3-D Mapping System inaugural tomorrow : In order to give cardiac care the high-tech edge, KMC Hospital will also be introducing a 3D mapping system which will be inaugurated on July 11, Saturday by Dr Jayaprakash Shenthar from Sri Jayadeva institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Bengaluru.