Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is upgrading our cardiac catheterization laboratory (cardiac cath lab) technology to improve the heart health of our community. We provide lifesaving treatments to our patients through two cardiac cath labs, which have sophisticated equipment that allows our experts to access the heart and surrounding structures using minimally invasive techniques. We know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, contributing to more than 650,000 deaths each year. It is also the leading cause of death in the State of Michigan. It is especially prevalent among older adults and those with certain risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. That is why we are upgrading our cardiac cath lab technology. It will improve patient and provider safety by enhancing imaging quality to better visualize structures within the heart. It will also expand the hospital cardiology team’s ability to perform new and more complex procedures, including additional ways to clear arteries, remove blood clots, and improve blood flow when individuals are in pain or experiencing life-threatening conditions. This service expansion will allow patients to receive needed care closer to home without transferring to another facility. And as a referral center, we see patients from all over the Midwest who can benefit from these improvements. The federal funds will support the purchase of new equipment and its installation, so that our teams can provide state-of-the-art cardiology services.