HLA Moncloa acquires the most advanced radiology image capturing system


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HLA Moncloa acquires the most advanced radiology image capturing system

The Cardiac Electrophysiology Unit at HLA Moncloa University Hospital has acquired the Philips Azurion 7C20 system, which reduces direct radiation to the patient and diffuse radiation to the doctor by 40%, while offering eight times the image resolution.

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The Cardiac Electrophysiology Unit directed by Dr Jesús Paylos at HLA Moncloa University Hospital has taken a further step forward in modernising its facilities through the addition of the new Philips Azurion 7C20 digital radiology system, which reduces the time needed for the procedure and provides a broader vision through complex processes with three-dimensional real-time imaging.

 “The main difference compared with the other devices that we used previously is that it provides high-quality x-ray images with 8 times greater resolution, while the dose of radiation is 40% lower, reducing both the direct radiation to the patient and the indirect radiation to the team performing the procedure,” according to Dr Paylos.

First procedures
This new electrophysiology room, which is the first available for electrophysiology at a private hospital anywhere in Spain, was opened in the presence of Dr José Ramón Vicente Rull, Manager of HLA Moncloa, and Dr Jesús M. Paylos, the Director of the Unit, alongside all their team. The first procedures have already been preformed, including an electrophysiological study for ventricular tachycardia, a cryoablation of pulmonary veins to treat auricular fibrillation, an electrophysiological study and radiofrequency ablation of an auricular flutter, and a defibrillator implant.

“It is an important improvement, above all because we have a great many patients and the process is quicker. It is user-friendly and intuitive, and we can control the whole process within the sterile field. Another difference, for example, is that the rotational speed is much greater. In short, it optimises processes,” says Dr Jesús Paylos.

A Model Unit Internationally
The Arrhythmia Unit headed by Dr Paylos was the first in Spain to treat auricular fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia among patients aged over 50, using cryoablation with a balloon catheter. So far 3,229 radiofrequency and cryoablations have been performed, and 4,293 electrophysiological studies. Its 98% success rate, along with its considerable experience, have made it the only unit in Spain to take part in a worldwide AF cryoablation study, the Cryo AF Global Registry promoted by Medtronic


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