Surgical Hybrid Suite

Hybrid intervention combines minimally invasive coronary artery surgery (MICS CABG) with catheter based coronary intervention (PTCA stenting). The goal of hybrid PCI is to offer the patient the best of both procedures and the best solution to their individual damage.

The ideal candidate for this procedure will have a blockage in the LAD (left anterior descending) vessel, as well as a blockage in a non-LAD vessel.

If you have a planned hybrid surgery, you will receive a general anesthetic and be asleep through out the procedure. Hybrid surgery carries more risk than PCI, although it is often a necessary precaution and an effective surgery.

What are the risks?

Percutaneous coronary interventions are usually considered very safe procedures because they are minimally invasive and require only a general anesthetic and a mild sedative for comfort. There are, however, a few risks to be considered before surgery. These include:

  • Bleeding at the catheter insertion site
  • Damage to blood vessels or perforations
  • Damage to the hearts electrical signals from over-ablation
  • Pain at catheter insertion site
  • Post-operative blood clotting
  • Allergy to contrast dye used
  • Infection

What are the benefits?

PCI procedures are considered very safe and effective. After surgery, your heart will function stronger and may have better circulation. Your risks of developing more adverse heart conditions will decrease.