Jennings Cath Lab Upgrades Equipment for Improved Patient Care

Jennings Cath Lab Renovation

Pictured from left to right are Jami Pinch, RN; Rebecca Duplechain, RN; Addie Guidry, RN, Cardiology Director; Jakara Deville Mouton, RN; Grace Maynard, RT(R); Chris Hymel, RT(R), RDCS.

JENNINGS- The cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) angiography system at Jennings American Legion Hospital has been upgraded to the Canon Alphenix, an interventional system that delivers clearer imaging during interventional coronary and peripheral procedures to treat cardiovascular disease.  

A cardiac cath lab is where physicians perform minimally-invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. The new cath lab equipment features higher image resolution, clarity and precision, while also enhancing workflow and management of radiation dosage. Specifically, the imaging equipment is used to monitor the blood flow in the arteries to properly diagnose and treat artery blockages.


Dr. Riaz Rahman in the cath lab

“This technology allows us to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients through sharper and clearer imaging, both for coronary cases in the heart and peripheral cases in the legs,” explained Dr. Riaz Rahman, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). “It allows physicians increased confidence and accuracy, at a lower radiation exposure for both patients and staff.”

CIS has partnered with Jennings American Legion Hospital since 2017 to enhance the level of cardiovascular care in Jennings through diagnostic and interventional procedures to treat cardiovascular disease.

To schedule an appointment at the CIS clinic in Jennings, call 337-388-6200 or click below.


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