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HYGEIA Hospital
METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL
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The Transcatheter Heart Valve Department has been operating since 2010. The Department staff have performed more than 1,400 transcatheter aortic valve replacements (the most in Greece), with all types of valves available today (SAPIEN 3, Edwards Lifesciences; Evolut PRO, Medtronic; Portico, Abbott; ACURATE neo and LOTUS Edge, Boston Scientific; JenaValve) and using all possible implantation methods (transfemoral, transaortic, transthoracic or transapical and subclavian route).

The HYGEIA Hospital Transcatheter Heart Valve Department is an official global training center for the SAPIEN 3 valves by Edwards Lifesciences and the Evolut R valves by Medtronic, while its medical staff are trainers for the placement of valves manufactured by Edwards and Medtronic.

The Transcatheter Heart Valve Department successfully introduced the transcatheter mitral valve regurgitation repair using the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular) in Greece in 2011, and more recently (2019) the PASCAL system (Edwards Lifesciences), and more than 250 clips have been implanted to this day. The Department medical staff are trainers for the MitraClip and PASCAL procedures.

In addition, the Department performed the first transcatheter tricuspid valve repairs in Greece in 2015, while the program is continuing with the use of various devices (MitraClip, PASCAL and FORMA).

All transcatheter procedures are performed in the state-of-the-art HYGEIA Hybrid Operating Room.

Director of Transcatheter Heart Valves Department is Konstatinos Spargias

Attending Physicians
Stratos Pattakos, Director

Nikolaos Mpoumpoulis, Αssoc. Director
Grigorios Pattakos, Αssoc. Director
Michael Chrissoheris, Αssoc. Director

Panagiota Kourkoveli, Attending Physician

Dionisios Aravantinos, Attending Physician

Kyriakos Katsianos, Attending Phygsician

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement/implantation (SAPIEN 3, Edwards Lifesciences; Evolut PRO, Medtronic; Portico, Abbott; ACURATE neo and LOTUS Edge, Boston Scientific; JenaValve)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve regurgitation repair (MitraClip, PASCAL)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (SAPIEN 3, Edwards Lifesciences and various devices as part of research)
  • Transcatheter tricuspid valve regurgitation repair (MitraClip, PASCAL)
  • Transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement (SAPIEN 3, Edwards Lifesciences)
  • Transcatheter paravalvular leak closure
  • Cardiac valvuloplasty
  • Coronary angiography
  • Transcatheter coronary artery revascularization (angioplasty-stent)
  • Cardiac catheterizations
  • Cardiac biopsy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Alcohol septal ablation
  • Pulmonary hypertension reactivity testing

HYGEIA Transcatheter Heart Valve Department is the official worldwide training center for Medtronic’s Evolut R valves, Edwards’ SAPIEN 3, and its medical staff are Edwards, Medtronic, and Mitraclip valve surgeons.

The Department is continuously organizing the first Specialized Conference on Transcutaneous Cardiac Valve Diseases (www.thvgreece.com) in Greece with the participation of Greek and foreign scientists for the purpose of continuously informing and educating them about the latest developments in this field .

The HYGEIA Hospital Transcatheter Heart Valve Department is one of the leading research centers globally for in use and new transcatheter devices for the treatment of cardiac valve repairs. Many Greek patients could benefit from the new technologies being clinically tested within the department. Contact the Transcatheter Heart Valve Department to find out all about the current protocols. The treatments may have already been approved or may be investigational. These studies are usually sponsored by manufacturers and offered free of charge. Some research protocols at the Transcatheter Heart Valve Department:

  • SOURCE XT Registry (SAPIEN XT aortic valve, Edwards)
  • ADVANCE (Evolut R aortic valve, Medtronic)
  • Intrepid (TWELVE transcatheter mitral valve, Medtronic)
  • RESHAPE HF2 (transcatheter mitral valve regurgitation repair, MitraClip, Abbott)
  • CLASP (mitral valve regurgitation repair system, Pascal, Edwards). *Its clinical application was approved in February 2019.
  • SPACER (tricuspid valve repair system, Forma, Edwards)

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