This is a 360 degree photo during a chronic total occlusion (CTO) procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital with doctors John Messenger and Kevin Rodgers. They were clearing a blocked right coronary artery bypass vein graft.
The CTO cases at UCHealth are done in the newest cath lab constructed in June 2018. It is centered around a Philips Azurion Angiography system, which is one of the lowest dose systems available to aid with dose control during long CTO procedures. This procedure went on for three hours to reopen the bypass graft.
Watch an interview with two of the primary users of this lab - VIDEO: The Evolution of Complex PCI at University of Colorado.
Watch the VIDEO: How to Treat CTOs and Complex PCI Cases — Interview with Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D.
Watch the VIDEO: Treating Chronic Total Occlusions — Interview with William Lombardi, M.D.