Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

ChristianaCare

Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program may reduce the risk of death in the years following a heart attack by 50 percent.

Cardiac rehabilitation helps to increase your strength, flexibility and endurance after a heart attack, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting, coronary artery bypass, heart valve repair/replacement, stable angina pectoris, and heart or heart-lung transplant. ChristianaCare’s cardiac rehabilitation program helps you to recover stronger and faster, but it also helps you to lead a heart-healthier life to reduce your risk for future heart problems. Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Our cardiac rehabilitation program includes monitored exercise, which allows you to achieve a heart-healthy level of physical activity under the guidance and supervision of trained cardiac-rehabilitation specialists. But cardiac rehabilitation is more than just exercise. We’ll help you to gain a deeper understanding of heart-healthy nutrition. We’ll teach you strategies to eat better, to reduce and manage stress in your life and even to quit smoking, if needed. We will evaluate your personal risk factors and work with you to develop a personal plan that puts you on the best track to optimal heart health.

Who is eligible for cardiac rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is for patients who have had any of the following:

  • Heart attack.
  • Open-heart surgery.
  • Stents.
  • Angioplasty.
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Valve surgery.
  • Heart transplant.

You will need a prescription from your doctor to join a cardiac rehabilitation program. If your doctor has not already recommended cardiac rehabilitation for you, be sure to ask. Be sure to check with your insurance company to determine the level of coverage for cardiac rehabilitation offered by your plan.

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Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute
3506 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807 directions
302-661-3426
 
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200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-0410
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2600 Glasgow Ave., Suite 220
Newark, DE 19702 directions
302-832-5415