Gifts to this fund support the needs of the cardiology department, which may include program support and other needs identified by the department’s leadership.
Venous Ablation Equipment
Our Vascular team is in need of venous ablation equipment to best treat patients. Endovenous ablation devices are used to treat chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) with varicose veins. These types of devices are specially designed for minimally invasive procedures. Symptoms of varicose veins disease include large, swollen veins that often appear on legs and feet.
In order to provide a more complete scope of cardiac care, the hospital is in need of a Cryoablation Unit. Doctors perform cryoablation to restore normal heart rhythm by disabling heart cells that create an irregular heartbeat. During this minimally invasive procedure, a thin flexible tube called a balloon catheter is used to locate and freeze the heart tissue that triggers an irregular heartbeat.
Electrical Mapping System
In order to provide complete electrophysiological care to cardiac patients who have issues with the electrical activity of their hearts, the hospital is in need of a mapping system. Electrical mapping of the heart is a procedure that is used to diagnose the origins of arrhythmias. This procedure uses an electrically sensitive catheter to map the electrical activity in the chambers of the heart. Mapping the electrical activity of the heart is a critical component for diagnosing and treating heart disease.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Patient Aftercare Program
As a certified age-friendly hospital, Ascension Providence Rochester has a strong commitment to caring for seniors in our community. We are in need of further funding to benefit senior CHF patients in need of additional support after being discharged from the hospital. The purpose of the program is to make sure that patients have the resources they need for the four weeks after treatment, progressing through recovery. This concierge-type program will help support senior patients with regular check-in calls and help remove any barriers to progressing in their recovery (e.g. transportation, medication, food, etc.)