The importance of adequate blood circulation is vital for overall quality of life. The supply of sufficient oxygen is imperative for all the tissues of the body, and with this, it is equivalent to better cardiovascular health, and the survival of surgical patients.
The Hemodynamic Services offered at Hospital Daher Lago Sul, dedicates itself towards the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, vascular, and neurological disorders. With the integrative work incorporated within the hospital, hemodynamic specialists work along cardiologists to improve the process of diagnosis and monitoring for the patient.
Development of new technologies and invention of new equipment and procedures is rapidly growing in hemodynamics. As technology evolves, devices will likely continue to reduce in size, while their capabilities and influence on health will grow.
The Hemodynamics Services at Hospital Daher seeks to treat complex diseases in the least invasive way possible, as well as being at the forefront of medical technology in none or less invasive treatments for heart, vein and nerve health.
Minimally invasive procedures result in shorter periods of hospitalization, less pain and a faster recovery. They can be used to support a wide range of procedures that improve patient outcome and quality of life.
Below are some examples of how Hemodynamics are used
Most hemodynamic procedures have to do with undoing a blockage of blood flow, especially when the vein or artery is either too narrow, or when it has ballooned into a larger space and blood pools in that area, called an “aneurysm”. These can occur anywhere in the body but is more commonly found in the aorta.
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
The aorta is the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. A thoracic aortic aneurysm may also be called thoracic aneurysm and aortic dissection (TAAD) because an aneurysm can lead to a tear in the artery wall (dissection) that can cause life-threatening bleeding.
A cerebral aneurysm means this ballooning has happened in the brain, where obviously hemodynamic is extremely useful, avoiding surgery in such locations.
Management of critically ill patients with associated cardiovascular disease during non-cardiac surgery utilizes hemodynamics. Surgery is associated with a variety of stresses for the heart: Loss of blood, fever, catabolism, transfusion, and administration of a number of intravenous fluids all conspire to place a burden on the myocardium. Hemodynamic monitoring may be essential for shepherding patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases through such stresses. Pulmonary arterial and systemic arterial catheters are often placed before surgery. Hemodynamic monitoring is used before, during, and after surgery.
Other Examples of Hemodynamics
Other areas where hemodynamics are used are in opening up arteries where they have narrowed, by the use of stents to ensure a permanent form of keeping such arteries open and the blood adequately circulating. This can be most commonly in the kidneys such as with renal angioplasty arteries, in the neck such as in carotid arteries stenosis.
Finally hemodynamics is used when working with repair of reproductive organs such as in removal of uterine fibroids, with varicose veins, especially in the pelvic area and in prostrate surgery, among others.
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