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ul. Kopernika 36, 31-501 Kraków

Information: (12) 424 70 00

2nd Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Interventions

Registration: 12 424-71-76

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About us

The 2nd Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Interventions, University Hospital, Krakow, is a leading, full-profile cardiology centre. Around 1300 inpatients from the entire south-eastern region of the country are admitted annually.

Comprehensive cardiology diagnostics and invasive treatment of ischemic heart disease with a particular focus on acute vascular disease make up the mainstay of the Department’s services. It also serves as a central referential centre for a number of cardiology units from around the Malopolska, Podkarpackie and Swietokrzyskie regions.

The Department boasts a 27-bed hospital unit, inclusive of 12 beds in the continuous life-support monitoring system, Non-invasive Diagnostics Unit, Outpatient Cardiology Clinic, and Haemodynamics and Cardiac Angiography Unit.

The Department has at its disposal a broad range of modern diagnostic techniques, both invasive and non-invasive, applied in the diagnostics of cardiovascular disorders, inclusive of 3D transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS), intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT), and the measurement of vascular fractional flow reserve (FFR). The Department takes care of all the patients undergoing endovascular treatment of vascular and peripheral arteries (carotid, renal, femoral or subclavian), shunts, structural defects of the heart and the renal artery denervation (RDN) procedures in the Haemodynamics and Cardiac Angiography Unit. All surgical interventions involving peripheral and carotid arteries in cardiac patients are performed in association with the Department of Imaging Studies, Emergency and Mass-Event Medicine Trauma Centre. The Department also offers highly advanced diagnostic procedures in the treatment of ventricular insufficiencies, inclusive of key procedures necessary for the referral of the patients with acute aortal stenosis for the transcathether aortic valve implantation (TAVI), as well as those with acute mitral regurgitation for the MITRACLIP procedures.

The team is made up of 12 seasoned cardiologists, 6 specialists in internal diseases, 9 physicians pursuing post-graduate courses in cardiology and the 4 interns. The team remains in regular touch with the leading cardiology centres in Europe and the USA throughout. On numerous occasions the leading surgeons have been invited to perform complex interventions live on CCTV during prestigious international congresses, e.g. PCR (Paris), or TCT (Washington, DC). The Department is also frequently visited by numerous renowned cardiologists from across Europe, USA and Japan.