Inside the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre’s new Cath Lab
Cath Lab

​Here’s a look inside the Cath Lab and the advanced equipment teams use for better patient outcomes.

Patients recover from surgeries faster thanks to the minimally invasive procedures done in this state-of-the-artoperating suite.

In late 2020, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre unveiled the Dr. Susan Lenkei-Kerwin Catheterization Laboratory – also known as the Cath Lab – a new state-of-the-art facility at Toronto General Hospital that’s the first of its kind in Canada. It employs sophisticated technology, including the game-changing Philips Azurion platform, the first installation of the system in Canada, to treat a wide range of patients with complex heart disease, such as those with angina or congenital heart disease, with minimally invasive techniques. These procedures allow clinicians to get at the heart with tiny incisions, or no incision at all, instead of opening up the chest. The lab’s high-quality imaging equipment gives physicians a better look at the heart, which translates into safer and faster procedures for their patients. Not having to break any bones also increases a patient’s post-operation recovery time.

The Cath Lab includes two brand new procedure suites (with two more coming soon) and 28 new patient beds, all made possible thanks to donor support.