CIS is First in State to Use New Imaging Catheter for Coronary Interventions

Dr. Nayan Agarwal, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South in Zachary, is the first in Louisiana to use the OPTICROSS HD IVUS 60 MHz Imaging Catheter which provides better imaging during coronary procedures. The procedure was performed at Lane Regional Medical Center.

This new, advanced technology by Boston Scientific offers increased stent visibility and clearer resolution to confirm proper stent placement to the vessel wall, and it detects fine structures not visible with older models.

“The clarity of the images produced from this new catheter is a game changer for physicians,” explained  Agarwal. “This tool makes it much easier for us to interpret the details of each case, ultimately improving the outcomes of our patients.”

Pictured, from left to right, are Walter Kipp, RT, Meagan Holcombe, RN, Joe Pierce, RT, Donnie Guidry, Dr. Agarwal, Eric Rome, RN, Stewart McCall with Boston Scientific, Tyler Perritt, RN, and Nedra Wright, RN.