Hybrid Suite

Hybrid RoomThe LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute has a new dedicated hybrid room located in the cardiac catheterization lab at Sinai Hospital. Developed for patients with cardiovascular conditions, the hybrid room leverages multi-disciplinary resources and can accommodate many procedures.

The facility is called a “hybrid room” because it allows a team to quickly shift from an endovascular procedure to open surgery.

Advantages of the hybrid room

  • Our state-of-the-art angiography system has exceptional positioning flexibility, which allows a team to work together with greater comfort and precision.
  • Advanced imaging systems provide quick and detailed information for faster and more accurate treatment.
  • Patients receive significantly less X-ray exposure than from traditional devices.
  • Complex cases are facilitated since the room is designed to handle both minimally-invasive and open procedures.
  • Unique technology allows multidisciplinary teams to work together on a case-by-case basis, in the best interest of each patient.

Examples of hybrid room procedures

  • TAVR/structural heart procedures
  • Protected/high-risk PCI with Impella or percutaneous assist devices
  • Thoracic endovascular, abdominal or iliac endovascular, and stent grafts and hybrid revascularization
  • Future procedures include venous thrombectomy and lead extractions

What are the benefits of a hybrid room versus a traditional lab?

  • Patient safety. Because the hybrid room is all inclusive, any complications can be handled immediately without causing further problems or putting the patient at risk.
  • Flexibility. Physicians are able to finish different procedures without having to move between floors or discharge patients.
  • Savings. Because patients do not have to have multiple procedures scheduled over a period of days or even longer, patients save both time and money. It is also cost-effective for patients since delays caused by venue change are avoided.
  • Outcomes. Patients have quicker recovery times, reduced treatment times and hospital stays, and need less rehabilitation, which means that patients and their families experience less stress and anxiety.