• 25 FEB 16
    Cardiac catheterization in Spain

    Cardiac catheterization in Spain

    Heart disease can be highly prejudicial for patients’ daily routine and quality of life. Today, a wide range of tests and heart check up programs help detect these arteries failure pathologies. Cardiac catheterization in Spain and coronarography are among such diagnostic procedures used to review the coronary arteries structure and the heart function.

    More and more people, mostly from developed countries, suffer from heart diseases. In fact, the obstruction of arteries carrying blood to the heart may eventually end up in a heart attack.

    However, the recent evolution of healthcare protocols and the increasing longevity of the population, together with the considerable technological developments, have prompted early detection and diagnosis techniques to be used in prevention programs of such diseases.

    Cardiac catheterization in Spain – The procedure

    Cardiac catheterization is a quite complex and invasive procedure. It entails the introduction of catheters through the body to reach the heart and coronary arteries structures to review their functions.

    Blood volume pumped by the heart, cardiac chambers pressure outputs and even valve failure can be observed during this heart check up.

    Other birth defects, like atrial or auricular septal defects can also be detected during the technique. Measuring oxygen levels in the heart chambers or getting heart tissues samples (biopsies) to diagnose some pathologies are also possible.

    Coronarography is a technique used to complete the findings obtained during the cardiac catheterization that is often performed at the same time.

    A contrast product is injected into the blood to check patient coronary artery structures using X-ray sources.

    The technique will help the specialist evidence any possible obstruction or thinning of the coronary arteries, their exact location, the number of affected arteries and the degree of severity of such lesions.

    When is a cardiac catheterization required?

    The test is usually required after a heart attack since it provides useful information to determine a suitable posterior treatment. Results of the test play a fundamental part in the decision as to further cardiology treatments.

    Cardiac catheterization and coronarography provide data that cannot be obtained by means of other non invasive tests. Both techniques are usually performed either to establish a diagnostic and/or to treat a condition.

    Treatments performed during these tests are:

    • Heart stents insertion into the coronary arteries
    • Valve replacement
    • Blood vessels or heart chamber communications closure in case of birth defects

    Cardiac catheterization in Spain, Vithas Xanit International Hospital

    Vithas Xanit International Hospital is a leader in terms of heart pathologies treatments with its team of cardiology and heart surgery international specialists.

    The Heart Institute experts have developed a very extended experience in heart pathologies surgeries. Dr. Hans-JoachinSchäfers, one of the leading specialists in Heart Surgery worldwide is cooperating with this Service.

    The Heart Institute provides the most advanced technology and relevant techniques like catheterization or atrial fibrillation ablation procedures to treat arrhythmias.

    Heart surgery techniques performed at the hospital are: mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair, among others.

    Over 40 medical specialties are offered at Vithas Xanit Hospital International Hospital with a wide range of the latest techniques used in these fields.

Dr. Frank Buster
General Doctor

I express my deepest gratitude and eternal debt to the Vithas Xanit International Hospital professionals for the care I received during my stay in hospital. They were most professional, and demonstrated complete dedication. I would like to particularly thank the welfare staff for their wonderful treatment. Thank you for your constant patience and care. It certainly helps to make the situation easier, more bearable, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. 


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