Through FTMC's efforts to expand heart and vascular services, the cardiologists and "tools" needed for diagnostic procedures such as heart catheterizations are right here in this community.
"We have taken many measures to enhance our technology and recruit additional highly experienced physicians and staff so that we can offer these important services to our community," said FTMC President Patrick J. Martin.
Since September 2006, more than 500 endovascular procedures have been completed at Fisher-Titus. In addition, FTMC began low-risk diagnostic heart catheterizations in July and have completed 19 as of Sept. 24.
Now, the next step is to build a state-of-the-art facility to support heart and vascular services. The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for FTMC's Heart & Vascular Center at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 on Fisher-Titus Medical Center's campus, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
Construction for the new FTMC Heart & Vascular Center will begin in October. Along with physician office space, the estimated $8.5 million, 21,000- square-foot addition will include a new cardiac catheterization lab, relocation of the existing vascular lab and support space, and the relocation of the current cardiac rehabilitation department. The facility is scheduled for completion by summer 2008.
The groundbreaking site is located off Fisher-Titus Parkway.