HEMODYNAMICS, CARDIOSTIMULATION AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

The Hemodynamics, Electrophysiology and Cardiostimulation Service, headed by Prof. Enrico Barbieri, assisted by the referring Physicians, Dr. Guido Canali with regard to Hemodynamics and Dr. Giulio Molon with regard to Electrophysiology and Cardiostimulation, is mainly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases through local anaesthesia operations and percutaneous access, thereby limiting to a minimum the discomfort of whoever undergoes the procedures.

The technologies utilized are state-of-the-art, both as regards the radiological imaging with 2 Siemens Artis Zee Floor angiographies (1 with a cardiologic detector and 1 with angiographic detector), and as regards the intracardiac and intravascular imaging, thanks to equipment supplemented by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and FFR (fractional Flow Reserve) calculation (FFR is an “index” which determines the functional seriousness of any narrowing of the coronary arteries).

In addition, operations are carried out under sedation so as to correct defects in the heart’s electrical conduction (e.g. Ablation of the Atrial Fibrillation with 3D mapping of the heart chambers and pulmonary veins), or under general anaesthesia, which are programmed so as to close the left atrial in selected patients having atrial fibrillation and unable to take anticoagulant drugs.

In the “Activity” section, there are some videos of procedures carried out within the scope of the therapy program pursued in our halls.

Our commitment is to place the patient, according to our Founder’s spirit, at the centre of attention, so as to guarantee him the best treatments consistently with principles of morality and maximum professionalism, thereby offering him the most updated and comprehensive health care services.

The schedule ensures an alternation between the various areas of specialization during the week, so that the Service is provided 24 hours a day.

We additionally boast the support of the Anaesthesia and Resuscitation Service, which ensures, throughout the hours of activity, that scheduled operations, as well as possible urgent cases, are duly covered in the presence of an Anaesthesiologist.

LOCATION

The Hemodynamics, Electrophysiology and Cardiostimulation / Angiography Service is situated on the second floor of Sacro Cuore Hospital (Entry B)

CONTACT NUMBERS

Telephone: +39 045 6013569

OPENING HOURS

The Service operates for the sake of the scheduled activity Monday to Friday, from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm; for urgent cases, it operates every day 24 hours a day, together with an availability service and dedicated staff.

MEETINGS

The meetings with the hospital patients and their family members are held on the days preceding the examinations, as well as at the end of the procedure. It is moreover possible to request a personal meeting with the Medical staff during the hours highlighted on the hospital wards.

INFORMATION ON HOSPITAL ADMISSION

It is possible to access the ordinary admission departments through the Emergency Department, the Day Hospital, Outpatient Clinics, and other intra-hospital or extra-hospital departments pursuant to medical advice.

INFORMATION MATERIAL

It is possible to collect in PDF the information brochures on the main examinations carried out in our Service:

Coronary angiography and Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)Septal Defect Closure and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)IImplantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D)Electrophysiologicy Study and Transcatheter ablationFibrillazione Atriale - Crioablazione delle Vene Polmonari