Cardiovascular Surgery Service
The Cardiovascular Surgery Service forms part of the Hospital Clínic Cardiovascular Institute. It is dedicated to cardiovascular care, research and training, focusing on the surgical side.
It is one of the most active Services in cardiac surgery, with over 800 operations a year, at both autonomous community and national levels. All the existing surgical programmes, from valve repair surgery, heart transplant, ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or congenital surgery in adults, etc.
Is it considered a referral service by the Ministry of Health (CSUR) in four areas: complex mitral valve repair, congenital heart disease in adults, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy and inherited cardiovascular disease (obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).
In Vascular Surgery, it is a referral centre in Catalonia for severe and highly complex pathologies (Instrucció CatSalut 09/2014). The Service works with an interdisciplinary team made up of vascular cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, vascular radiologists, anaesthetists, etc., who work together to offer the best, personalized therapeutic strategy.
What are we dealing with?
These are the main health conditions that are treated at the Cardiovascular Surgery Service.
Last year in numbers
Know the team
The team is made up of 10 cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, and over 80 healthcare professionals including nursing staff, perfusionists, auxiliary staff, physiotherapists and administrative staff.
The Cardiovascular Surgery Service’s healthcare activity is carried out in the following units:
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