The Cardiac Outpatient Clinic evaluates and monitors patients suffering from chest pain symptoms, cardiac insufficiency, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease. Echocardiogram is routineusly performed during visit at Outpatient Clinic.
The majority of patients scheduled for elective cardiac procedures arrives in the morning and is discharged later in the evening. Most of the patients come for coronary angiogram and coronary balloon dilatation, electrophysiologic examination of cardiac arrythmias, implantation of a pacemaker, or elective cardioversions of atrial fibrillation.
The Cardiac Unit is in charge of echocardiograms and the follow-up of patients with cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverters. Coronary angiograms and percutaneous coronary interventions, arrhythmia procedures, pacemaker implantations, and myocardial biopsies are performed in four catheterization laboratories. On average, the unit performs 2,000 coronary angiograms, 1000 percutaneous coronary interventions, 380 arrhythmia procedures and over 300 pacemaker and implantable cardioverter implantations or replacements every year.
Coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and heart failure patients comprise the largest patient groups of the Cardiac Ward. In addition, the ward treats heart transplant patients and patients suffering from endocarditis. The majority of patients come from Emergency Department, but some patients come for scheduled visits.
Coronary Care Unit serves patients requiring continuous monitoring and intensive care. The ward is equipped for the monitoring and support of circulation, cardiac function, and respiration.