11 October, 2022
Valvular diseases and arrhythmias, how to diagnose and treat them
The heart is a fundamental organ for our life. He is responsible for pumping the blood that carries oxygen and nutrients to all corners of our bodies. Therefore, its correct operation is vital. Some symptoms such as fatigue or an uneven pulse can warn us that there is a problem with this organ. Thanks to modern diagnostic imaging techniques, it is now possible to confirm these suspicions or reveal problems that may be present, such as valve disease or arrhythmia, quickly and easily.
“There are different imaging techniques that allow us to see the anatomy of the heart and, above all, cardiac function because they allow us to see its normal movement,” explains Dr Marta Sitges, director of the Cardiovascular Institute of the Barcelona Clínic and cardiologist at barnaclinic+.
1 July, 2020
Robotic cardiac surgery: what is it and what are its benefits?
A few days ago, the Hospital Clinic Group de Barcelona became the first place in Spain to perform robotic cardiac surgeries. This type of minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery is assisted by the Da Vinci robot system, which allows interventions to be performed in a much less invasive form. This should entail better aesthetic result for the patient, less complications and a better and faster recovery.
1 July, 2019
Who can experience Sudden Death and what is Brugada Syndrome?
Sudden Death is the sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest that occurs in an apparently healthy person. It can therefore affect anyone and at any time. In Spain there are 30,000 cases a year and several million worldwide.
Brugada Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation that affects the electrical impulses in the heart. This abnormality causes ventricular arrhythmia which may, in severe cases, lead to Sudden Death. Read more…
4 April, 2019
What benefits does minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery offer?
The reduction of surgical aggression has multiple benefits, since it allows us to achieve the same objectives of conventional surgery with less impact the patient. A few days ago, we talked specifically about Port Access surgery and, even then, we said that it is a much less traumatic technique. Let’s see other benefits of minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery…