New Recovery Lounge Is One of the First in New Jersey-New York Metro Area; First in a Top-Ranked New Jersey Teaching Hospital
Morristown’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute opened one of the region’s first radial lounges, which are specially designed to meet the needs of cardiac catheterization patients who have had their procedure performed through a catheter inserted into their radial (wrist) artery. The procedure has a shorter recovery period, less bleeding risk than traditional cardiac catheterizations done through the groin and is now an option for many patients.
“Nearly half of all cardiac catheterizations are now done transradially, and there is plenty of data to show it is very safe and can be done as an outpatient procedure,” said Jordan G. Safirstein, MD, FACC, FSCAI, director of transradial catheterization for Morristown Medical Center.
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