Organization - Cardiovascular Surgery Service

The Cardiovascular Surgery Service is responsible for the treatment and monitoring of all diseases of the circulatory system, through cardiac and vascular surgery.

The Cardiovascular Surgery Service participates in the following Units:

The Service consists of two sections:

  • Cardiac surgery. It carries out surgical treatments that range from minimally invasive valve surgery or atrial fibrillation to heart transplants and the implantation of long-term ventricular assist devices to treat heart failure. Since 2015, the Cardiovascular Surgery Service has carried out over 800 major heart surgeries with extracorporeal circulation, which makes it one of the two Services with most activity in the country. The global mortality rate for all the patients undergoing major surgery, and also all types of emergency surgery, was under 1.9%, whilst the expected mortality rate in accordance with these patients’ comorbidities is 6.05% (EuroSCORE II).
  • Cardiovascular surgery. It is outstanding due to its pioneering endovascular surgery programme, the most experienced in Spain, and one of the top five in Europe, with excellent results in the application of vascular endoprotheses to treat thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. It is one of the most prestigious and internationally renowned sections in this area, with extensive experience in complex endoprostheses in all parts of the aorta.

The healthcare activity is carried out in the following lines:

  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
  • Diseases of the Aorta
  • Access for Haemodialysis
  • Cerebral ischaemia
  • Critical limb ischaemia

  • Vascular malformations

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