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BRIEF: Sanford gets $2.4M grant for new cardiac procedure technology
[December 17, 2012]

BRIEF: Sanford gets $2.4M grant for new cardiac procedure technology

Dec 17, 2012 (American News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center has received a $2.4 million grant to install robot-assisted technology for some cardiac procedures, Sanford officials said at a news conference today.

The hospital will be equipped with robot-assisted technology that will aid in heart catheterization procedures, which includes cardiac stent placement and angiograms, Sanford officials said.

With the new technology, stent-related procedures can be done faster and more precisely, said Dr. John Windsor, an interventional cardiologist at Sanford Aberdeen.

"The importance of this is in cardiology, we say time is muscle. The faster we are able to open a blocked artery, the less damage is done to that part and the more likely the individual is to survive," he said.

The grant comes from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, an organization that supports medical organizations. The funding will go toward the purchase of the technology and the training of physicians to use the technology.

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