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Heart Hospital

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Status: Complete

As a major innovator in the field of cardiovascular care, the client required a dramatic increase in the facilities available for both surgical procedures and post-operative care, specifically intensive care units. The new structure was planned in the form of an addition complementary to the existing structure and was designed with an emphasis on patient/visitor comforts and state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. Each surgery is outfitted with a blood conditioning system to monitor patients, and aid in reducing trauma. The various monitoring systems are enclosed in pedestals, to allow staff to circulate efficiently. In addition, an experimental surgery housing an Argon Laser was designed to aid in the research and development of this state-of-the-art tool.