The Clínic's Institute of Cardiovascular medicine

The Hospital Clínic Cardiovascular Institute (ICCV) is the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona’s healthcare area devoted to treating cardiovascular diseases.

The Clínic's Cardiovascular Institute (ICCV) is the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona’s healthcare area devoted to treating cardiovascular diseases. 
The Institute takes a comprehensive approach to cardiovascular diseases, bearing in mind all the diagnostic and therapeutic options available and the latest technological and scientific developments. 

It offers quality healthcare and personal treatment with the highest level of excellence, through the continuous training of professionals and the constant development of knowledge with cardiovascular research and technological and organizational innovation.

Appointment of Dra.Marta Sitges, Director
We put all our heart into caring for your heart

What are we dealing with?

These are the main health conditions that are treated at the Hospital Clínic Cardiovascular Institute.

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The Institute offers a wide range of diagnostic methods and treatments for diseases of the heart and the circulatory system.
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Research is carried out with a multidisciplinary approach, which includes various specialities and covers the entire spectrum of the disease.
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Teaching and Training

The Institute's professionals teach several subjects in the University of Barcelona’s Bachelor Degree courses in Medicine, Nursing and Biomedical Engineering.
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Team of professionals

Over 325 professionals work at the Hospital Clínic Cardiovascular Institute. These employees include medical staff, nurses, health visitors, diagnostic technicians and administrative staff.

The medical professionals are specialists in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery. The nursing staff are also highly specialized in arrhythmias, haemodynamics, cardiac and vascular surgery, acute cardiac care and diagnostic techniques within the cardiovascular field. The administrative staff work hard to coordinate the different units properly and facilitate quality patient care.

Marta Sitges Management
Montserrat Venturas Head Nurse
Anna Rosell Economic-financial head

Assistive Devices

The ICCV’s healthcare activity is carried out in the following units:

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