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Hybrid cardiology

New ways for cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists to work together

Richard J Shemin, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discusses hybrid approaches to cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, such as operation rooms where interventional cardiologists can work alongside cardiothoracic surgeons.

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