Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, as an integral and organic part of the cardiology clinic, is a point of reference for Apollonion Private Hospital and the cutting edge of planning and offering full and comprehensive high-quality medical services.
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is staffed by specialized medical and nursing staff, ready to intervene on a 24-hour basis, as required by a modern Cardiovascular Unit. The lab is equipped with a modern digital imaging angiography system (INNOVA IGS 530). It covers the needs of performing complex diagnostic and invasive medical interventions in the fields of invasive cardiology, electrophysiology, and radiology.
The center offers Diagnostic, Interventional, and Treatment Services:
Diagnostic Services:
Coronary angiography, left ventriculography and aortography
Right heart catheterization:
Cardiac cavity pressure measurement, cardiac output, and vascular resistance
Defibrillator function control and programming
Electrophysiological studies
Myocardial biopsy
Pericardiocentesis (pericardial puncture) for diagnostic purposes
Interventional and Therapeutic Services:
Primary angioplasty: the most modern and effective method of treating acute myocardial infarction.
The Catheterization Center is staffed by specialized medical and nursing staff, on standby 24 hours/day, 365 days a year, in order to be able to perform primary coronary intervention (PCI) at any given time.
Primary coronary intervention (PCI)
Functional study of the coronary vessels using FFR and iFR
Coronary artery imaging with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
Rotational Atherectomy (Rotablation) :
modification of the atherosclerotic plaque using a system of rotational atherectomy (Rotablator) before stent placement
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) :
for treating aortic stenosis in patients who are not suitable for open heart surgery
Pericardiocentesis (pericardial puncture) :
in order to treat cardiac tamponade or significant pericardial effusion
Implantation of permanent cardiac pacemakers :
single-chamber, dual-chamber, biventricular – CRT
Implantation of a permanent cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
Transcatheter treatment (ablation) of arrhythmias:
for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter as well as other supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias

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