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Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2011 Oct;9(10):1331-7. doi: 10.1586/erc.11.124.

Current status of hybrid coronary revascularization.

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  • 1Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, 1215 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232-8802, USA.


Hybrid coronary revascularization combines coronary artery bypass surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention techniques to treat coronary artery disease. The potential benefits of such a technique are to offer the patients the best available treatments for coronary artery disease while minimizing the risks of the surgery. Hybrid coronary revascularization has resulted in the establishment of new 'hybrid operating suites', which incorporate and integrate the capabilities of a cardiac surgery operating room with that of an interventional cardiology laboratory. Hybrid coronary revascularization has greatly augmented teamwork and cooperation between both fields and has demonstrated encouraging as well as good initial outcomes.

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