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HYGEIA Hospital
METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL
ΜΗΤΕΡΑ
METROPOLITAN GENERAL
ΛΗΤΩ Μαιευτικό, Γυναικολογικό & Χειρουργικό Κέντρο
Creta InterClinic – Ιδιωτική Κλινική | Διαγνωστικό Κέντρο
AlfaLab | Kέντρο Μοριακής Βιολογίας & Κυτταρογενετικής
Y-Logimed Α.Ε.

Cardiology – Cardiac Surgery

HYGEIA Group is a pioneer in the area of heart disease, offering comprehensive management that extends from prevention and diagnosis through to treatment, augmented by the clinical and laboratory monitoring of cardiovascular diseases that may occur in adulthood.

HYGEIA Group is a pioneer in the area of heart disease, offering comprehensive management that extends from prevention and diagnosis through to treatment, augmented by the clinical and laboratory monitoring of cardiovascular diseases that may occur in adulthood.

At HYGEIA Hospital all modern interventional methods are used for the management of congenital heart diseases and the manifestations of coronary heart disease (coronary angiography/primary angioplasty/stenting, thrombectomy techniques), along with diagnostic and interventional electrophysiological methods for managing arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (ablation, implantation of pacemakers/defibrillators and biventricular devices).

As part of this endeavour, the Heart Team is an organised multidisciplinary cardiac team that focuses on resolving complex and controversial heart conditions, specialising mainly in transcatheter repair or replacement of heart valves. Prominent physicians have introduced the most sophisticated techniques and methods to Greece, raising the level of care for heart disease patients. The highly trained nursing staff provide quality care to patients, while HYGEIA Group’s doctors have the latest technological equipment at their disposal in order to provide reliable and high-quality health services for the management of cardiovascular diseases.

Your heart
is in the best hands!

Cardiology – Cardiac Surgery for acquired heart conditions in adults

2017
First implantation of a subcutaneous defibrillator in a patient with pectus carinatum (pigeon chest)

2016
HYGEIA: Performed for the first time in Greece

  • Bioprosthetic percutaneous mitral valve implantations and
  • tricuspid valve repair
  • Transcatheter mitral valve failure repairs using the PASCAL system

MITERA: The first extracorporeal circulation for Greece in a newborn with a low birth weight of 1 kg.

2015
HYGEIA: The first implantation of a leadless pacemaker.

2014
MITERA: Advanced MRI-guided catheterisation performed on a pregnant patient with congenital heart disease to avoid radiation.

2013
HYGEIA: New percutaneous aortic valve replacement technique in patients with aortic insufficiency.

2012
HYGEIA: The latest generation Hybrid Operating Room, one of the most sophisticated ORs in Europe and the first of its kind in Greece.

2011
HYGEIA: The innovative percutaneous method for mitral valve repair, without open surgery, using the MitraClip system.

HYGEIA: Transapical access for paravalvular mitral leak closure, the first procedure of its kind in Greece.

MITERA: Hybrid procedure for neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the first of its kind in Greece.

2010
HYGEIA: The first hospital in Greece to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). This accreditation, by the most distinguished and internationally recognised Accreditation Standard for Healthcare Organisations and awarded to only 500 hospitals worldwide, was renewed in 2013 & 2016. HYGEIA remains the only hospital in Greece so far to have received this distinction.

MITERA: Intrauterine intervention in a foetus with irregular heartbeat, the first of its kind in Greece.

2009
HYGEIA: The first removal of an endocardial tumour in Greece using the thoracoscopic approach.

2008
MITERA: The first private Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Department in Greece. 

HYGEIA: Innovative procedures with the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery system for the first time in Greece.

  • Cardiac surgery bypass procedure and robotic mitral valvuloplasty.
  • Mitral valve repair procedures.

HYGEIA: Closure of intraventricular communication using the thoracoscopic approach.

2007
HYGEIA: The first mitral valvuloplasty in Greece using the thoracoscopic approach.

2002
HYGEIA: Cardiac MRI is introduced to Greece.

1998
HYGEIA: First in Greece to perform coronary artery procedures on a beating heart.

1995
HYGEIA: The first “Batista” procedure to treat heart failure and DOR procedures in Greece.

1990
HYGEIA: The first heart transplant in Greece.

1985
HYGEIA: The first surgical cardiac bypass procedure in Greece.