topeeng.gif (8383 bytes)

[ Scientific Activity - Actividad Científica ] [ Brief Communications - Temas Libres ]

ANGYCOR: Software for control of procedures in a of Hemodynamical Service

Tardío López, María Antonia; Arie, Siguemituzo; Bisbé York, Ana María.

SOFTEL. Ciudad Habana, Cuba.

Equipment and Methods

Introduction:  The registration, prosecution, control and analysis of the variables associated to the procedures carried out in a Hemodynamical Service (HS), facilitate the study of patients.

Objectives:  To develop to simple, flexible software of low cost, that allows register the multivariables that characterize each procedure type that is carried out in to HS, allowing to recover information on the studied population, and the result of each executed test, including the statistical analyses, that could be of interest for the scientists investigations associated to this speciality.

Equipment and Methods:  The application was developed in computer databases language FoxPro 2.6 for Windows 95, installed in a Personal Computer 486 / DX4 120, 16 MB of RAM, and 40 free MB in hard disk of 1,2 GB of capacity.

Angycor is a software that allows, through a friendly interface, to create and to structure a database where they register or they store the data associated to four of the types of procedures that can be carried out in a HS, they are: Coronariography, Hemodynamic Study, Valvuloplasty Mitral and Lung and Coronary Angioplasty. The system bases its operation on a data dictionary that can be personalized by each service and is organized through a menu of options like it continues:


Results:  Their use since December of 1998 in several HS located in Cuba and Brazil has allowed to store more than 1500 cases, proving in this period that are required between 5 and 10 minutes to transcribe the data and to generate the reports, according to the complexity of the case. As a result of their use it has been possible to create a knowledge base by the accumulated experience in the application of the procedures. The proposed objectives were completed and it was possible to obtain to software of easy operation and available acquisition in Spanish and Portuguese languages.



Questions, contributions and commentaries to the Authors: send an e-mail message (up to 15 lines, without attachments) to , written either in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.