Hybrid OR

This channel includes news and new technology innovations connected with hybrid operating rooms, also referred to as hybrid ORs, hybrid cath labs or hybid interventional suites. These rooms combine catheterization lab and OR technologies and requirements from both open surgical and transcatheter procedures. The main focus of many of these rooms are use for transcatheter structural heart procedures, aortic endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and procedures that may require both catheter and surgical therapies.

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a structural heart procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a structural heart procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell
 

Feature | Structural Heart | April 22, 2021
The resounding success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has led the creation of hundreds of structural...
Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a transcatheter structural heart procedure in the hybrid lab at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a transcatheter structural heart procedure in the hybrid lab at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Blog | Structural Heart | April 21, 2021
As a medical technology journalist, a little more than a decade ago I found myself sitting in those late afternoon "...
GE Healthcare is introducing a new, smaller and lighter weight robotic driven angiography system for image guided therapy, the Allia IGS 7 angiography system. #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

The GE Healthcare Allia IGS 7 angiography system.

News | Angiography | December 01, 2020
December 3, 2020 — GE Healthcare is introducing a new version of its robotic driven angiography system for image guided...
The new cardiac hybrid operating room (OR) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario, Canada, represents a new frontier in cardiac surgery. The customized OR features a Siemens Artis Pheno angiogray system with  3-D imaging capability with an integrated OR table that together improve workflow, increase efficiency and ensure a high-level of infection control.

The new cardiac hybrid operating room (OR) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario, Canada, represents a new frontier in cardiac surgery. The customized OR features a Siemens Artis Pheno angiogray system with  3-D imaging capability with an integrated OR table that together improve workflow, increase efficiency and ensure a high-level of infection control.

News | Hybrid OR | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — The new cardiac hybrid operating room (OR) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario...
An example of the 3-D vascular roadmapping technology on the Ziehm mobile C-arm systems.

An example of the 3-D vascular roadmapping technology on the Ziehm mobile C-arm systems.

News | Mobile C-Arms | August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020 — Ziehm Imaging announces the acquisition of Therenva, a French-based developer of planning and imaging...
Videos | Cath Lab | July 15, 2020
Richard Botto, CVT, RCSA, chief cardiovascular technologist, division of cardiology, cardiac cath lab, offers an...
A Philips Healthcare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) system in use in a hybrid OR.

A Philips Healthcare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) system in use in a hybrid OR.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 04, 2020
June 4, 2020 — Intra-operative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a versatile diagnostic and monitoring tool...
Neovasc Files CE Mark for Tiara TA Transapical Mitral Valve Replacement System. TMVR
News | Structural Heart | May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 — Neovasc Inc., developer of a minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)...
Videos | Cath Lab | May 20, 2019
This is a walk through of the primary structural heart hybrid cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. It is...
Philips Azurion Clarity angiography system in the hybrid cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 06, 2019
This is a 360 degree image showing the main hybrid cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, which is used for most...
Philips, Azurion platform, angiography, interventional lab, global launch
Technology | Angiography | March 03, 2017
March 3, 2017 — Philips recently announced the global launch of Azurion, its next-generation image-guided therapy...
heart team, hybird OR, structural heart team

The heart team approach was first used on a large scale in the CoreValve and Sapien TAVR trials and helped lead to excellent outcomes in high-risk patients.

Feature | Hybrid OR | February 15, 2017 | Dave Fornell
In the current era of healthcare reform and the push toward evidence-based medicine to both lower costs and improve...
Mitralign, Trialign System, tricuspid regurgitation, first transcatheter repair, cardiac implantable device lead, Piedmont
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016 — Mitralign Inc. announced the successful compassionate use treatment of a patient suffering from...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | November 18, 2016
A discussion with Juan Granada, M.D., about transcatheter mitral valve advancements and device challenges at the...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | November 18, 2016
A discussion with Torsten Vahl, M.D., about advancements in transcatheter valve repair technology, including new...