In Thalassotherapia Opatija a Heart catheterization laboratory with a device worth 1.5 million kunas, a gift of Mark Kaufman Foundation from Moscow, was officially opened on Friday 17th of February.
This device contains angiologic table, pump for contrast and FFR device, and is an essential for diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic care of acutely compromised patients. The laboratory consists of a space for the preparation of patients, a central area with angiologic equipment, control room and operating room for personnel. Adaptation of premises and procurement of medical consumables and equipment was financed by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and the remaining 200,000 kunas Thalassotherapia Opatija invested itself.
The director of the Thalassotherapia Opatija Viktor Peršić said that this laboratory will raise the healthcare standard and provide patients the fast, efficient and quality diagnosis and therapy. With this laboratory the health service in Thalassotherapia Opatija is raised to a higher level, which shows that the Thalassotherapia Opatija is ready for new challenges in the development of Croatian health care.
Thalassotherapia Opatija is a special hospital for medical rehabilitation of the heart, lungs and rheumatism. The opening of this laboratory is the first in a series of events that will mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment. Last year Thalassotherapia Opatija was rated as the best special hospital in Croatia.