Inova Heart and Vascular Institute has unveiled a uniquely designed cardiovascular operating room that will allow cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists and cardiologists to operate together on the same patient. The innovative hybrid OR reduces surgical time and allows patients to recover faster, with less risk of complications.

"We are most pleased to be able to offer to our patients the newest and most sophisticated cardiac interventional facility in the region, if not in the country," says Alan M. Speir, MD, medical director of cardiac surgical services at Inova.

"Different cardiac interventional procedures, previously performed in three separate areas in Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, will now be consolidated in one specialized 'hybrid' suite,” says Dr. Speir.

"Hospitals today require operating rooms that are flexible and easily adaptable. Our cutting-edge hybrid OR represents the first of its kind," says Patricia A. Knowles, BSN, RN, MS, CNOR, administrator, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.

Read more about the Hybrid OR from Inova's InHealth Magazine PDF

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