University Hospital unveils new technology
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Upstate University Hospital is welcoming some new technology that is expected to improve cardiac care.
The Stereotaxis System allows doctors to perform heart procedures via remote control, meaning greater precision when it comes to inserting catheters, and fewer complications.
The machine at Upstate is one of three in the state outside of New York City and doctors say it will translate to better care.
"The rate of complications is decreased 28 times with the use of this magnetic device compared to the manual position of the catheter. The exposure to radiation is decreased by approximately 50 percent and the length of the stay is reduced by approximately 25 percent,” said Daniel Villarreal, Chief of Cardiology at Upstate.
Upstate's Stereotaxis System hasn't been put to the test yet. The first case is scheduled for Tuesday morning.