Tom Stys, MD and Adam Stys, MD
A unique procedure performed by Tom Stys, MD and Adam Stys, MD with Sanford Heart Hospital was recently selected as case of the week by Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), the premier educational resource for the interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine community. Cases featured by TCT are innovative and complex, often describing, for the first time, an application or a technique. The cases are then used by other cardiologists across the nation and the world.
This case involved a patient with a blocked artery that needed to be opened up in order for full blood flow to be restored. Because the artery was full of twists and turns and filled with calcium blockage, it was impossible to place a stent to open up the blockage using standard techniques. In order to get this blockage opened, a new, never before published technique to open the artery was used. This is the tenth innovative case in last two years published at TCT by Drs. Tom and Adam Stys.