HYGEIA Hospital
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Electrophysiology, Pacemaker - Defibrillator Department

A specialized department for diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias, staffed by Cardiologists – Arrhythmia Specialists, and appropriate nursing staff and technicians. Ιt consists of:

A) Arrhythmia and pacemaker/defibrillator monitoring Department: 
  • Non-invasive monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.
  • Monitoring of proper functioning and programming of pacemakers and defibrillators of all brands with electronic programmers.
  • Possibility of 24-hour monitoring in emergency cases.
B) The Electrophysiology Laboratory which is located in the Hemodynamic Interventions Laboratory.
The following diagnostic and therapeutic interventions are performed:
  • Electrophysiology Monitoring (Study)
  • Diagnostic examination with the use of catheters – electrodes, where, the function of the electrical system of the heart is monitored, the type and the mechanism of an arrhythmia is accurately diagnosed and the arrhythmogenic focus is localized.
  • Radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmogenic focuses (RF Ablation)
Using a special ablation catheter, the focus causing the arrhythmias in the heart is ablated. In this way, it is possible to treat definitely the arrhythmias without need of further administration of antiarrhythmic drugs.
The Electrophysiology Laboratory possesses also contemporary Electroanatomical Mapping System CARTO, especially used for Ablation of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and other complicated cases of arrhythmia ablation.

Implantation of Pacemakers
Implantation of pacemakers in patients who suffer from pathological bradycardia – cardiac arrests.

Implantation of Defibrillators

Implantation of defibrillators for preventing sudden death in patients with high risk for dangerous ventricular tachycardias.

The laboratory has a special certification from the Central Health Council of the Ministry of Health and participates into international multicenter studies of defibrillators.

In the Department, a great number of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators is also implanted with particular success in patients with severe heart failure, and resistant to pharmaceutical treatment. In this way, in selected patients, the dysfunctional parts of the heart are synchronized, the symptoms of the heart failure are improved, the hospitalization is significantly reduced and the survival of patients is longer.

In December 2015, the first implantation of a leadless pacemaker has been successfully performed at HYGEIA Hospital. The leadless pacemaker has brought revolution in pacemaker technology. For more information click here

Clinical treatment
  • Ambulatory control of arrhythmias
  • Control and programming of pacemakers
  • Control and programming of defibrillators
  • Control and programming of biventricular systems .
  • Control and programming of implantable loop recorders
  • Late potentials (SAECG)
  • Remote monitoring of implantable devices

In the interventional field
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Implantation of Defibrillators
  • Implantation of biventricular systems (pacemakers and defibrillators)
  • Implantation of implantable loop recorders
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
1st floor
Office 6
(Er. Stavrou 9 - Opposite Hygeia Hospital)

Telephone
+30 210 686 7310

Medical Team