Ohio childrens hospital opens first hybrid congenital cardiac operating suite

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The cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology teams in The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, have come together to bring technology first developed in its hybrid catheterization suites to an operating suite—the first hybrid congenital cardiac operating suite in the United States.
The operating suite is designed around the cardiac surgeon and cardiac surgical patient, offering advanced access and imaging in an operating room environment. The suite accommodates the catheterization and surgery teams, and facilitates information sharing with new technology from Toshiba Medical Systems and Maquet Surgical Workplaces.

The hospital said its new hybrid congenital cardiac operating suite and the hybrid cardiac catheterization suites allow surgical and interventional catheterization procedures to be performed by a single, interdisciplinary team in one setting.