PEKIN — UnityPoint Health-Pekin hosted an open house Wednesday afternoon for its new Cardiac Cath/Vascular Intervention Suite.

The new cath lab is equipped with Toshiba American Medical Systems equipment. The new state-of-the-art technology includes a Dual Plane Toshiba Imaging system designed specifically for cardiac and vascular intervention cases and a new Hemodynamics patient monitoring system, according to a UnityPoint Health press release.

The use of the new $1.3 million facility started several weeks ago, said Ryan Morris, UnityPoint Health Regional Operations imaging manager.

Among the procedures performed in the new suite will be vascular intervention, permanent pacemaker placement, angiography and diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

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