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In the last 5 years, interventional cardiology has experienced a major development with the arrival of several novel non-invasive therapies. These new catheter techniques allow the treatment of other cardiac disorders including the repair of cardiac valves, congential defects, post-surgical complications or even offering alternative therapies to anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation. 

The Hospital Clínic Group once again is leading these new cardiology revolution, offering the most advanced non-invasive cardiac therapies with the perfect merge among high-quality staff and last-generation facilities.

Lines of care

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

Cardiac ischemic disease is one of the leading causes of death in developed countries. The treatment of coronary narrowing/occlusions with catheters has become a first-line treatment in several situations. Our center has pioneered and led this field during the last 30 years offering last generation treatments for both acute and chronic ischemic disease. 

VALVE DISEASE (TAVI, MITRACLIP...)

The treatment of cardiac structures other than coronary arteries has experienced a major development within the last 10 years. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), Mitral repair (Mitraclip), closure of residual para-valvular leaks after cardiac surgery and other interventions can be currently performed through catheters. Once again, our institution has led this field in Europe and offers all available techniques with a highly experience medical team. 

LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE OCCLUSION

Left atrial appendage occlusion is probably one of the interventional techniques with a higher expansion worldwide. This technique is mostly oriented to patients with atrial fibrillation in whom oral anticoagulation might produce or has already produced a health problem (mostly bleedings). This technique is performed in 60 minutes through the femoral vein and patients can stop oral anticoagulation after it. 

ADULT CONGENITAL DISORDERS

Our hospital has created a strategic alliance with the reference kids hospital Sant Joan de Déu. All congenital patients over 18 years are followed and treated in our institution. Medical cooperation between adult and pediatric interventionalists is a pivotal factor to achieve the excellence in this kind of procedures. 

TEACHING /RESEARCH

· Course organization, International fellowship, Invited lectures.

· The Hospital Clinic of Barcelona has always shown by a major interest in research projects. Our medical staff has contributed and published in several national and international medical journals in all aforementioned fields.

· >100 research manuscripts published in national/international journals per year.


The medical team is 100% dedicated to Hospital and patient care. Our doctors are international opinion leaders in interventional cardiology.

The medical team have extensive experience in the care of cardiac patients and commited to the intervention process but also to the post-procedural care.

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Equipment

  • HOSPITAL ROOMS

  • DAY HOSPITAL 

  • SPECIFICALLY ORIENTED
    INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

  • HIGHLY TRAINED INTERVENTIONAL
    CARDIOLOGY TEAM

  • LAST GENERATION
    CATHETERIZATION LABS

  • STATE OF THE ART
    IMAGING MODALITIES:


    3D echocardiography, cardiac
    tomography and magnetic
    resonance.
  • 24 HOURS HEART TEAM:


    Surgeons, anesthesiologists,
    imaging experts and clinical
    cardiologists.

Process

Stem Cells Process 01

Clinical Evaluation.

Stem Cells Process 01

Complete pre-procedural test/ imaging.

Stem Cells Process 01

Non-invasive cardiac intervention.

Stem Cells Process 01

Performance of compatibility tests.

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Strict post-operative follow-up with the safest surveillance protocols depending on the type of intervention.

   
   
   

Our results

Coronary Artery Disease


Stem Cells Transplant

3.500

Diagnostic catheterizations





percutaneous coronary

1.500

percutaneous coronary interventions





percutaneous coronary

550

primary angioplasties in acute myocardial infarction




Structural Heart Disease


Stem Cells Transplant

More than 200

procedures in structural heart disease




percutaneous coronary

1st in Spain


Percutaneous tricuspid valve repair


percutaneous coronary

1st in Catalonia

Mitraclip implantation


percutaneous coronary

Leading

structural program in Spain


Left atrial appendage occlusion


Stem Cells Transplant

More than 100

procedures, including international proctorship




percutaneous coronary

100%


of procedural success


percutaneous coronary

1%

pericardial effusion

percutaneous coronary

0%

in-hospital mortality


Adult Congenital Disorders

Stem Cells Transplant

More than 50

procedures last year


percutaneous coronary

0%

in-hospital mortality



percutaneous coronary

0%

complications


percutaneous coronary

Reference center

for adult congenital disorders for all Spain (CSUR)


percutaneous coronary

Enhanced safety

Combined staff of adult and pediatric interventional cardiologists

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