World’s first ‘ambient experience’ cardiology suite opens at Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
The ambient experience design concept aims to improve the workflow of physicians considerably and reduce anxiety of heart patients undergoing catheterisation. Initial tests show that the ambient experience design concept is leading to faster diagnoses, lower radiation doses and calmer patients.
In a hospital CathLab, doctors insert a thin, flexible tube or catheter in a heart patientâ€™s blood vessel to allow access to the heart or blood vessels without major surgery. With the help of X-ray imaging, doctors can then examine and diagnose the patientsâ€™ blood vessels and/or heart.
The ambient experience CathLab has been designed around the catheterisation procedure to support medical staff and soothe patients during preparation, examination and post procedure.
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