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Expanding Care at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (Video)

A celebration of ‘Tomorrow’s Innovation Today’ as Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute [1] on the Baptist Hospital [2] campus completed a $120-million expansion project that nearly doubles its size to 150,000 square feet.

Since it was founded in 1987, Institute physicians have pioneered less-invasive techniques to treat aneurysms, stroke and heart disease, and have been part of many revolutionary research trials.

“This expansion allows us to be at the forefront of medical innovation and provides the most current treatment options for our patients, while at the same time, prepares us to be in the position to care for health problems we haven’t even encountered yet,” said Barry T. Katzen, M.D. [3], founder and chief medical executive of the Institute. “We are now able to conduct more research, offer new services and make discoveries that could transform how cardiovascular care is delivered,” Dr. Katzen said.

(Barry T. Katzen, M.D., founder and chief medical executive of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, talks about the the importance of being on the cutting edge of cardiovascular care. Video by Alcyene de Almeida Rodrigues.)

For 30 years, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has also been an integral innovation partner for Philips, a world leader in healthcare technologies, providing valuable clinical insights that have led to the development of industry-leading solutions. Last week, Philips and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announced the first North American installation of the Azurion Image Guided Therapy (IGT) system, designed to make procedures flow intuitively and provide better patient outcomes.

“We are proud to open the doors of the new Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute to our community,” said Brian E. Keeley, President and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “This expansion now provides even greater promise to our patients, with new state-of-the-art interventional procedure suites; an expansive, high-tech gallery for observation, diagnostics and greater teaching opportunities; and, research space for more than 120 clinical trials,” Mr. Keeley said.

Learn more about the Azurion Image Guided Therapy (IGT) system:
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute: Innovating with Philips [4]