The Perpetual Help Medical Center-Las Pinas (PHMC-LP) recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art machine to be used for a host of cardiac procedures in pursuit of its goal to deliver quality and excellent patient care.
The new ARTIS Icono machine manufactured by Siemens will be the first in the country. In a single interventional suite, the new machine will allow medical practitioners to perform cardiac angiogram, angioplasty, coiling of the brain and radiologic intervention procedures among others. The new machine can deliver fast, clear and consistent 3D imaging of vital organs of stroke patients. Bleeding can be visualized in a short span of time which is vital in the treatment of stroke cases. This can lead to better patient outcomes in cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformation cases.
The new machine was unveiled in a simple ceremony last Sept. 12, 2023. The ceremony, led by PHMC-LP Chairman and CEO Dr./BGen. Antonio L. Tamayo and PHMC President Richard M. Tamayo, started with a Thanksgiving Mass at the hospital chapel. This was followed with the blessing of PHMC-LP’s new catheterization laboratory which will house the new ARTIS Icono machine. The Thanksgiving Mass and Blessing was also held to commemorate the birth anniversary of the late Dr. Jose De Guzman Tamayo, Grand Patriarch of the Perpetual Help System and father of Dr./BGen. Antonio Tamayo.
“With our newest and state-of-the-art system, we hope to level up our services to our patients. This is part of our mission here in the PHMC-LP. To provide our patients the very best in medical care through a combination of advanced medical technology and our brand of quality and personalized care by our highly qualified medical personnel,” Dr./BGen. Tamayo said.
Host of procedures
The new catheterization laboratory is capable of a host of procedures including transradial coronary angiogram, transfemoral coronary angiogram, cerebral angiogram, coiling of aneurysm, permanent pacemaker implantation, angioplasty, peripheral angiogram, peripheral stenting, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), transarterial chemoembolizaton (TACE), and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD).
The ARTIS Icono is currently undergoing calibration and testing before it is commissioned to serve the hospital’s clientele.
The Perpetual Help Medical Center-Las Pinas is one of the best-equipped medical centers in southern Metro Manila with a capacity of 215 beds. It was established by Dr./Brig.Gen. Antonio L. Tamayo, his wife Daisy M. Tamayo and their associate Ernesto P. Crisostomo in 1976 with the aim of providing exemplary medical care to residents of southern Metro Manila. The PHMC-LP combines highly-trained physicians, competent nurses and other allied medical personnel, and the most advanced medical tools and equipment to deliver quality diagnoses, treatment and patient care.
PHMC-LP is capable of providing a full range of treatments for a wide variety of life-threatening diseases like cancer, kidney diseases, neurological diseases, and others. The hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute, Institute of Radiology and Allied Services, and Women’s Healthcare and Diagnostic Center are manned by the doctors who are experts in their specialties.
Artist rendition of ARTIS Icono machine taken from https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/en-ca/angio/artis-interventional-angiography-systems/artis-icono