State-of-the-Art Cardiac Catheter Interventional Suite unveiled

This week The Children's Hospital at Westmead officially opened a new Cardiac Catheter Inventional Suite.

The $3.4 million Cardiac Catheter Interventional Suite (CCIS), generously funded by Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation will offer safer and more efficient treatment for children with complex heart conditions, reducing their exposure to radiation and improving their recovery time.

The suite will also be the first in the state to offer a hybrid space where doctors can perform cardiac catheter procedures at the same time as cardiac surgery, if necessary. This will help to reduce the number of anaesthetics used but most importantly, will help create a more seamless path to repairing a child's heart.

Two-year-old cardiac patient, Jeremiah Khattar, assisted in the prestigious ribbon cutting with Mum, Rita and Mr Brian Andrews, Logistics Manager at Sargents Pies. Jeremiah was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome when he was born and will likely require use of the new suite in the future.

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the only hospital in New South Wales with a paediatric cardiac catheter laboratory where invasive investigations and interventional therapy for children with cardiac disease can be performed.