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For team members in the cardiac catheterization lab at AdventHealth Littleton, wearing a lead apron is second nature. The garments must be worn as protection from radiation. However, the traditional aprons don’t provide whole-body coverage, and the extra weight from the lead can cause other problems like back issues over time.

It’s a problem Cinthia Bateman, MD and Anthony Cedrone, MD know all too well. When Dr. Bateman presented the problem to board members of the AdventHealth Littleton Foundation, they knew they had to help.

“Dr. Bateman was passionate about the toll these heavy vests took on their bodies, in some cases, even shortening their careers,” said Rick Ellis, President of the AdventHealth Littleton Foundation. “It was an honor for the foundation board to support the purchase of a new product called Rampart, which takes away the stress of the heavy vest.”

Rampart is a new radiation shielding system that provides proven, full-bodied radiation protection. It means our cath lab team can now perform procedures without having to wear the lead aprons, and they receive less radiation to their entire bodies. AdventHealth Littleton is the first hospital in Colorado to use the new technology.

Rampart was made possible thanks to the generosity of the AdventHealth Littleton Foundation, which purchased the new equipment as its first major investment from funds raised through the All Hearts Campaign. It is part of AdventHealth’s commitment to provide patients and team members with the safest care environments possible.

AdventHealth Littleton cardiac catheterization lab

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