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A New Alternative to Open Heart Bypass Surgery
Date:5/5/2013

Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

Patients suffering from severely clogged arteries known as coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO) now have a minimally invasive option as opposed to the traditional open heart bypass surgery. Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls has introduced the BridgePoint chronic total occlusion system for treatment of CTO's, which prevent blood circulation to the heart.

The new technology offers a minimally invasive alternative to patients who are considered too risky for bypass operations and others whose surgically repaired arteries have reclogged. It also reduces risks to patients and will help dramatically improve recovery times. The BridgePoint technology is the only U.S. FDA approved system of this type currently available to treat coronary CTOs.

“With the BridgePoint chronic total occlusion system, these blockages can now be treated with angioplasty and stents through a catheter procedure, meaning we don’t need to cut through the chest to perform bypass surgery,” said Dr. Tom Stys, medical director and interventional cardiologist, Sanford Heart Hospital. “In the coming years, I believe this will become the standard of care.”

The procedure may also be performed using the Corindus CorPath200 robotic heart catheter system. This is an added benefit of surgical assistance during the procedure, where cardiologists insert a thin, flexible catheter into the artery of the wrist or groin and thread it through blood vessels to the clog. A wire is then inserted into the catheter and manipulated across and beyond the blockage.

“Sanford Heart Hospital is dedicated to bringing the best care and technology to the people of this region. We are proud to announce the availability of this new technology,” said Dr. Stys. “To do CTOs, we need an entire organization to dedicate the time and have the same mindset. We have that here at Sanford Health and at the Sanford Heart Hospital.”

Learn more by calling Sanford Heart Hospital at (605) 312-2100.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.

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