Montreal Heart Institute gets
$3.5 million for new equipment
MONTREAL – The Quebec government is contributing $3.46 million to the
Montreal Heart Institute for the acquisition of leading-edge cardiology
and diagnostic imaging equipment.
A new cardiac catheterization room and electrophysiology room will both
be furnished with advanced-technology equipment in cardiac angiography.
This equipment is distinguished by its completely digital solar
collector technology, which produces a better image quality than the
In terms of catheterization, the equipment paves the way to new
techniques in rotation imaging, three-dimensional reconstruction and
stent enhancement, making it possible to reduce the length of procedures
and optimize treatments. In terms of electrophysiology, the equipment
will improve imaging techniques necessary for the treatment of
arrhythmias by catheter ablation.
Founded in 1954, the Montreal Heart Institute is an ultra-specialized
hospital centre dedicated to care, research, teaching and prevention, as
well as the assessment of new technologies in cardiology; it is
affiliated with the Université de Montréal and enjoys an international