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Hybrid Revascularization

 

Hybrid Revascularization in Hawaii

Hybrid revascularization is a combination of surgical and catheter-based techniques that your Hawaii cardiologist may have discussed with you.

Hybrid revascularization is a procedure to help improve blood flow to the heart in cases when you have blocked heart arteries. During hybrid revascularization some blockages are fixed during coronary artery bypass surgery, while other blockages, that are usually surgically less accessible are stented using catheter techniques. Commonly, bypass surgery is done using minimally invasive techniques, such as minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery (MIDCAB), when a small incision is made along the rib cage and the heart artery supplying the front wall of the heart is bypassed. The catheter based approach during hybrid revascularization is done with small tubes and wires that are inserted through a small incision in the groin.

If you need heart surgery you may be a candidate for hybrid revascularization. Contact our Hawaii office to schedule an appointment.