Published: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Specialists at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital carried out a live case transmission to the 26th Annual Cardiovascular Interventions meeting at the world renowned Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California, on Friday 30 October 2015.
Cardiologists Professor Keith G Oldroyd and Dr Margaret McEntegart, working with a team of physiologists, radiographers and nurses, successfully completed the case during a 90-minute transmission to an audience of around 1,000 interventional cardiologists attending the conference.
The case involved a patient with severe disease of the heart arteries, who would normally have been treated with bypass surgery but was considered to be unsuitable due to multiple co-existing medical problems.
The surgical team used state of the art metallic stents to reconstruct the patient’s diseased arteries in a form of coronary stenting known as Complex Interventional Indicated Procedure (CHIP). The procedure can only be performed by highly experienced interventional cardiologists and their supporting teams.
The Golden Jubilee has been using the stents – which have only just become available in the United States of America (USA) – for the past two years.
Dr Hany Eteiba, Associate Medical Director for Regional and National Medicine at the Golden Jubilee, said: “It was a privilege and honour for the Golden Jubilee to transmit live to this prestigious international conference and showcase some of the complex techniques used in these cases.
“This is further recognition that the Golden Jubilee is an international centre of excellence providing a high standard of clinical care and is leading on Quality, Research and Innovation for NHSScotland.
“The Golden Jubilee has been leading the way in using this type of stent, so the delegates were very excited to see them used in this complex case. The procedure carried out was a huge success and further demonstrates how complex percutaneous intervention can positively influence patient outcomes.”