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Help us keep your heart here.

Today, doctors can stop a heart attack in its tracks in Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s Cardiac Cath Lab. But after more than a decade of supporting lifesaving treatment, the hospital’s two Cath Lab suites must be replaced.

Without the Lab, patients from across our region might have to travel as far away as Kingston or Toronto at a time when every second counts.

Every year, thousands of patients from across Peterborough and the surrounding region are brought to the Cath Lab for lifesaving minimally invasive cardiac stenting and diagnosis.

Patients come from as far away as Durham, North Hastings, Northumberland and the City of Kawartha Lakes. In fact, up to 600,000 people in Peterborough and the central eastern region of Ontario rely on the Cath Lab for lifesaving urgent and non-emergency cardiac services.

In a typical year, PRHC’s cardiac care team performs almost 3,000 cardiac procedures. In 2018/19, 2,111 of these procedures took place in the Cath Lab, 898 requiring a stent – 198 of those while a heart attack was taking place as part of PRHC’s Code STEMI partnership.

Now we need your help. The Cath Lab must be replaced.

And replacing the Lab now won’t just keep cardiac care close by. Advances in technology mean better picture quality and resolution during procedures, lower radiation exposure, and shorter procedure times.

Help us keep your heart close to home. Please give today.

You can make a donation online, or for more information, please call 705-876-5000.

Reinvesting in our Cath Lab now will allow us to take higher resolution images of the heart’s arteries, faster and using less radiation, so my colleagues and I can make an accurate diagnosis and deliver the best possible treatment to the patients in our region.
Dr. Warren Ball
PRHC Interventional Cardiologist and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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