Depending on the nature of the according cardiac catheterization - or its evaluation - in addition to the chief researcher and his team, further assisting specialists are involved in the process. Precision and security of the examination depend also upon a clearly understandable and highly concentrated dialogue between all parties, which may include various rooms of the cath lab.
Tests of several German clinics have shown that the solution by AUDIOropa, which bases on a wireless 2.4 GHz communication system, effectively supports the medical dialogue during cardiac catheterization. The light-weight components offer excellent clarity of transmission and guarantee a high audio reproduction quality due to the audiologic processing of voice frequencies while also benefitting from the qualities of the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
This solution has also proved itself in Hameln-Pyrmont’s Sana Klinikum, one of the institutions in Germany which also performs electrophysiological cardiac catheter ablations.
Catheter ablation is a special cardiac catheterization involving electrical impulses, which is an invasive procedure used to remove or terminate a faulty electrical pathway from sections of the heart, which can be the cause of arrhythmia. Electrical impulses are then used to induce the arrhythmia and local heating or freezing is used to ablate (destroy) the abnormal tissue that is causing it. The data returning from the impulses can be used for further diagnosis. While performing this process, the operating surgeon and a technician work closely together.
The benefit of this examination method is a clear understanding of complex cardiac dysfunctions based on data processed by the involved computer technology. The latter significantly enhances the precision of the diagnosis and the effectiveness of the deriving treatment.
Usually, the examination takes place in two adjoining rooms: The operating theatre, in which the surgeon and his assistants insert the electrode catheter into the patient’s blood vessels – and the adjacent control room, where the technician handles the IT-systems. Both rooms normally have visual contact through a window.
A reliable communication between the technician, who defines the necessary metering points and coordinates, and the surgeon guiding the catheter, which delivers the data for the computer, is vital for a successful operation.
The coordinated actions from both sides, IT and medical science, affords concentration and sure instinct. This also requires clearly understandable and intense communication between the according specialists – even when if noise of the surrounding technical equipment makes acoustic conditions difficult..
The AUDIOropa solution involves a wireless portable digital communication system with a transmission frequency of 2.4 GHz. Nifty and slender in design, light-weight and easy to use, the transmitter- and receiver units are excellently suited as a dialogue system for communicating during the performance of electrophysiological cardiac catheter ablations.
The audiological processing of speech signals as well as the use of the 2.4 GHz carrier frequency for the wireless digital transmission guarantee the highest possible audio quality, even in noisy environments. For the connection of external components, AUDIOropa offers a wide range of high-class accessories and microphones.
Since the introduction of the system for use during cardiac catheterization in 2012, the described AUDIOropa solution has been adopted with conviction by all cath lab hospitals which tested communication on it so far, for example...
Currently, November 2013, the Sana Klinikum Remscheid GmbH is extensively testing the system. The results confirm the high technical dialogue quality of Digi-Wave™ in this demanding environment
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