(Sioux Falls, SD) – A patient with extensive heart disease and numerous medical issues recently benefited from a new, minimally-invasive technique performed by Tom Stys, MD with Sanford Clinic Heart Partners. Because the high risk patient was not a good candidate for heart bypass surgery, Dr. Stys performed a minimally-invasive procedure to successfully place a stent in the left main coronary artery.
The unique procedure was recently selected as case of the week by Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT). Cases featured weekly with TCT are used by physicians nationally and internationally as an educational resource on the latest procedures, techniques and technology in cardiology. Based in New York, the organization is highly regarded by physicians in the cardiology community. Dr.Stys’ case, “Unprotected and Complex Left Main Coronary Stenting in a Very High Risk Patient,” involved a technique he used that makes a complex coronary intervention safer and more likely to succeed.
“As interventional cardiologists, we are proud to provide the most cutting edge and novel treatment options for our patients,” said Dr. Stys.
Dr. Stys and other physicians with The Heart & Vascular Hospital at Sanford have frequently been recognized by TCT because of their innovative procedures and techniques.
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