Last week, our Cardiac Cath Lab partnered with Abbott Labratories to bring the first completely biodegradable stents to Brighton. As part of the introduction of the new technology, Abbot brought a cardiac catheterization simulator to our facility.
The simulator allows staff and physicians to improve operator skills such as catheter selection, wire manipulation, and stent deployment in a realistic manner, without practicing on patients. The staff found the simulator to be very useful to practice their manual dexterity skills. Three of these biodegradable stents were successfully implanted last week, so the Cath Lab staff is very excited to be bringing this technology to our community.