Walnut Hill Medical Center Streams Live Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Cases To Attendees at National Vascular Education Conference

Monday, November 24, 2014


Tony Das, M.D., nationally recognized cardiologist, leads WHMC surgical team 
 in best practice procedures


(Dallas, TX – Nov. 24, 2014) – Tony Das, M.D., a nationally recognized cardiologist with expertise in treating peripheral vascular disease, lead a Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC) surgical team as they performed  the first cases streamed live to attendees at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) conference on Thursday, November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV. The conference drew physicians from around the world to learn innovative techniques and therapies for treating vascular disease.

The conference included an international panel of physician experts that provided commentary while procedures were being streamed live to attendees. “We are excited to use this real-time technology to create an opportunity for our nationally recognized physicians to share their techniques with others from across the country,” said Cory Countryman, WHMC’s chief executive officer.

VIVA Physicians is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education and research. This year marked the first time they teamed up with VitalMedical to integrate Google Glass into the Cath Lab during live cases. Google Glass enables the doctor to see what is on the monitor through the glasses without taking his focus away from the patient.

“Showcasing the talents of our outstanding physicians, including Kenneth E. Saland, M.D., Tulio Diaz, M.D. and James Cole Hayhurst, M.D., as they performed these complex live cases from our campus to physician colleagues at the VIVA Conference was an amazing opportunity and demonstrated the multidisciplinary collaboration that exists at WHMC,” said Das. “Innovation and collaboration are guiding principles for the way we provide care and shape the patient experience and I am gratified that we were able to demonstrate this commitment to those attending the conference.”


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 (LtoR) Ken Cook, James Hayhurst, M.D., Tony Das, M.D.


Video: http://youtu.be/hETXSP5MtxM

Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas uses VitalMedicals technology to stream fluoroscopy and patient notes to Dr. Tony Das' Google Glass during a live procedure broadcast to physicians at VIVA 2014.


About Walnut Hill Medical Center: Walnut Hill Medical Center is a 100-bed, acute-care hospital for adults who seek uncompromising patient care from renowned physicians and a compassionate staff. Located in the heart of Dallas, we are the hospital that pledges to create superior outcomes and an unsurpassed patient experience as well as an enriching environment for team members. For more information about Walnut Hill Medical Center, go to WalnutHillMC.com. Connect with us through Facebook and LinkedIn.

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