Workstations, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Definition : Workstations designed to process and store digital data and images acquired by monitors and/or recorders used in a cardiac catheterization laboratory, intended to locate and identify irregularities in the heart and its vasculature, the aorta, or the vena cava, as well as to define the size or severity of lesions. These workstations typically obtain the hemodynamic parameters or related physiologic data (e.g., valve areas, shunt flows, systolic ejection periods) directly from monitors, cardiac output units, and electrodes; they also obtain images from the catheterization system and/or peripheral imaging devices. Catheterization laboratory workstations usually consist of a high-speed digital computer, high-definition printers, optical/magnetic disks, input and output devices, and processors; they usually follow the instructions of specialized software to create reports related to hemodynamic data and images and include physician comments. They are frequently installed as a component of or interact with cardiology information systems and/or cardiology picture archiving and communication systems.
Entry Terms : "Hemodynamic/Clinical Reporting Systems, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory" , "Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Workstations" , "Cardiac Cath Lab Computers" , "Computers, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory" , "Cardiac Catheterization Equipment"
UMDC code : 21957