INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

The department has four  modern hemodynamic labs, treating -on a 24hour basis- all conditions related to coronary artery diseases, peripheral vascular diseases, as well as structural and congenital heart diseases, both diagnostically and therapeutically.

Angiography is also included in the diagnostic procedures (imaging of the heart's arteries, for the evaluation of the severity of the coronary artery disease). Lately, this procedure is conducted through the upper arm and the radial artery (minimally invasive), with minimal risk of bleeding, enabling the patient to be discharged in few hours.

A full hemodynamic - imaging assessment of heart's left and right cavities for the accurate diagnosis of valvular heart disease, aortic aneurysms, heart failure, congenital diseases and pulmonary hypertension can also be conducted.

The invasive procedures include angioplasty and the insertion of last generation stents in the coronary arteries, in case of cases of stenoses with an occasional and simultaneous use of intracoronary ultrasound. The procedure usually takes place right after the coronary angiography, through the same incision in the leg or arm (radial access).

The basic commitment and mission of our Department is to conduct primary angioplasty, which is the immediate opening of the clogged artery in case of acute myocardial infarction with excellent results. This method is internationally accepted as the best treatment in case of acute myocardial infraction, it requires alertness and a highly experienced personnel, while it can only be conducted in very few medical clinics in our country on a 24hour basis.

Other procedures include angioplasty of peripheral arteries (carotid, renal arteries,subclavian arteries), the treatment with special devices of structural congenital heart diseases, like atrial septal defect, open foramen ovale, ductus arteriosus, valvuloplasty with stent insertion in case of aortic coarctation, valvuloplasty of the aortic and pulmonary valve and the percutaneous replacement of the aortic and pulmonary valve.

The Heart Catheterization Lab is supported by a special Intensive Care Unit (coronary care unit) for emergencies, and specially equipped rooms, fully alert to accept patients, on a 24hour basis.

It has experienced Cardiologists, specialized in catheterization, and a highly qualified nursing staff.

The department has two modern hemodynamic labs, treating -on a 24hour basis- all conditions related to coronary artery diseases, peripheral vascular diseases, as well as structural and congenital heart diseases, both diagnostically and therapeutically.

Angiography is also included in the diagnostic procedures (imaging of the heart's arteries, for the evaluation of the severity of the coronary artery disease). Lately, this procedure is conducted through the upper arm and the radial artery (minimally invasive), with no risk of bleeding, enabling the patient to be discharged in few hours.

A full hemodynamic - imaging assessment of heart's left and right cavities for the accurate diagnosis of valvular heart disease, aortic aneurysms, heart failure, congenital diseases and pulmonary hypertension can also be conducted.

The invasive procedures include angioplasty and the insertion of last generation stents in the coronary arteries, in case of cases of stenoses with an occasional and simultaneous use of intracoronary ultrasound. The procedure usually takes place right after the coronary angiography, through the same incision in the leg or arm (radial access).

The basic commitment and mission of our Department is to conduct primary angiography, which is the immediate opening of the clogged artery in case of acute myocardial infarction with excellent results. This method is internationally accepted as the best treatment in case of acute myocardial infraction, it requires alertness and a highly experienced personnel, while it can only be conducted in very few medical clinics in our country on a 24hour basis.

Other procedures include angioplasty of peripheral arteries (carotid, renal arteries), the treatment with special devices for the occlusion of congenital heart diseases, like atrial septal defect, open foramen ovale, ductus arteriosus, valvuloplasty with stent insertion in case of aortic coarctation, valvuloplasty of the aortic and pulmonary valve and the percutaneous replacement of the aortic and pulmonary valve.

The Heart Catheterization Lab is supported by a special Intensive Care Unit (coronary care unit) for emergencies, and specially equipped rooms, fully alert to accept patients, on a 24hour basis.

It has experienced Cardiologists, specialized in catheterization, and a highly qualified nursing staff.

Ιn European Interbalkan Hospital with its experienced Cardiologists, specialized in catheterization, and a highly qualified nursing staff we use the percutaneous  aortic valve replacement through catheterization, to patients with stenosis (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation), and also Percutaneous closure of prosthetic valve paravalvular leaks for patients with inefficient prosthetic valve