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Hospital Universitario La Zarzuela Madrid

ADULT AND PAEDIATRIC MEDICAL SPECIALISMS

Cardiology Department

Cardiology is the specialist area that studies and treats heart disease.

The Cardiology department's mission must be to care for patients with heart diseases, seeking to satisfy the needs and expectations of all clients, with the maximum levels of excellence and efficiency, with the teamwork of all its professionals.

In the area of care, one of the department's objectives is to care for both the population assigned to the hospital and those who are referred by professionals from other centres and/or through the emergency services.

In the area of research, the development of its basic and applied research activities, acting as a bridge between both. The development of specific units and clinical trials.

In the area of teaching, as a university hospital, it aims to be a benchmark in under- and postgraduate teaching, including in the latter the continuous training of professional physicians and nurses.


VISION OF THE CARDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

  • Care quality and cardiovascular health similar/superior to that of other centres in its area.
  • Centre of choice for quality care and teaching.
  • Leadership in international research.

 

VALUES

  • Efficiency in the use of the resources available.
  • Innovation, on the one hand promoting research in the cardiovascular area and, on the other hand, incorporating the state of the art in care in this area.
  • Constant improvement, making it possible to guarantee excellent care that meets the needs of all patients, as well as of its professionals
  • Consensus in decision making.
  • Availability for the care of patients from other centres and/or the emergency services.

 

ORGANISATION CHART AND STRUCTURE

A powerful Cardiology department in a university hospital such as La Zarzuela should consider the following aspects of the field of cardiology in the following sections:

Non-invasive Diagnosis:

  • Electrocardiography
  • Holter.
  • Telemetry.
  • Stress Tests.
  • Electrocardiography, continuous and pulse Doppler.
  • Bidimensional Doppler with colour coding.
  • Isitopic diagnosis.
  • Cardio CAT and Cardio MRI.

Invasive Diagnosis:

  • Haemodynamics and Angiography.
  • Haemodynamic monitoring in acute phase.
  • Electrophysiology.
  • Myocardial biopsy.
  • Passmaker.
  • Defibrillation and cardioversion.
  • Pericardial puncture.
  • Fibrinolysis.
  • Angioplasty and more complete haemodynamic techniques.
  • Valvuloplasty.
  • Rehabilitation.
 

We group these in al, autonomous units with decision-making capacity but with absolute integration within the department. The unit heads hold regular meetings with the department head. The units must report their activities in a t report on an annual basis.

 

UNITS OF THE DEPARTMENT

The units are:

  • External general and special cardiology consultations
  • Inpatients
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging Unit
  • Invasive Cardiology Unit
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias Unit
  • Cardio-Oncology Unit
  • Women’s Unit
  • Valve Clinic

 
PORTFOLIO OF SERVICES

  • General care for cardiology inpatients
  • General care for cardiology inpatients
  • Electrocardiography
  • CPR
  • Clinical monitoring and electrocardiography
  • Haemodynamic monitoring
  • Assisted breathing
  • Dialysis
  • Atrial and ventricular stimulation
  • CPR
  • Ventricular care
  • Intra-aortic erpulsation
  • Conventional TT ultrasound / Doppler
  • TE ultrasound
  • 3D ultrasound
  • Contrast ultrasound
  • Dobutamine ultrasound
  • Stress ultrasound
  • Conventional cardiac stress test
  • Electrocardiography
  • ECG HOLTER monitoring
  • HOLTER ECG monitoring
  • Multi-slice CT
  • Isotope cardiac stress test
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
  • Right / left chateterisation
  • General angiography / coronarography
  • Coronary / renal angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Coronary stenting
  • OCT
  • Intra-coronary ultrasound
  • ASD and foramen ovale closure
  • Mitral valvuloplasty
  • Fitting of aortic prostheses
  • Other structural heart diseases (shared with paediatric cardiology and arrhythmias)
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • 24/7 alerts for primary coronary angioplasty in AMI
  • Electrophysiological studies
  • Catheter ablation
  • Defibrillation
  • Specialist monitoring of defibrillation and ablation consultation
  • Fast-track diagnosis and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions
  • Clinical diagnosis of patients with precordial pain in A&E
  • General consultations
  • High-resolution consultations
  • Sole act consultation
  • Specialist consultations
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
Request by any department of the hospital, admitted patients.


WITHIN THIS SPECIALIST AREA, YOU WILL FIND THE FOLLOWING TREATMENTS AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS:

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Examination to observe the variations in blood pressure and heart rate in relation to changes of position.

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

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The stress test consists in the completion of physical exercise on a treadmill while monitoring the heart rate and arterial pressure and checking the respiratory capacity at maximum effort.

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

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This is an essential diagnostic test because it offers a moving image of the heart by means of ultrasounds.

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This test makes it possible to study the morphology and of the different cardiac structures (chambers, global and segmental contractility, heart valves, pericardium, etc.). 

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

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Diagnostic technique using ultrasound waves to obtain images of the heart. 

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Monitors the electrical activity of the heart continuously over 24 hours. It is very useful in the study of arrhythmias (tachycardia and bradycardia) in patients with and without palpitations.

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This is currently the method of choice for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with arterial hypertension, also permitting optimum adjustment of the pharmacological treatment. It is a non-invasive method performed as a day hospital procedure. 

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

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There are two types of tests available at the hospital according to the needs of each patient: conventional cardiac stress test and cardiac stress test with isotopes. In the conventional cardiac stress test, the patient walks on a treadmill until exerting maximum effort.

At all times the patient's arterial tension and heart rate are monitored electrocardiographically. In special circumstances, it is necessary to inject a radioactive isotope performing an image study with multiples of effort.

The cardiac stress test with isotopes is conducted in collaboration with the hospital's Nuclear Medicine department. Both tests are currently short heart tests (SPECT) which provide additional information to that obtained from the cornerstone test of the non-invasive study of ischemic cardiopathy, enabling the early detection of this disease, its assessment when present and the provision of information on the al class of the patient, etc.

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

Whether you have a Sanitas policy or not, call (+34) 91 585 80 00.

This invasive procedure provides information on multiple haemodynamic parameters in patients with valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, etc., invaluable when making therapy decisions. Additionally, it makes it possible directly to treat conditions such as mitral stenosis by means of a valvuloplasty or percutaneous closure of the atrial defect, avoiding, in both cases, the patient having to undergo surgery.

The coronariography is today the gold standard in the study of the coronary arteries. It makes it possible to assess the anatomy, the existence of obstructions and to treat them by the fitting of endo-vascular prosthesis (stents). Furthermore, it is the treatment of choice in acute myocardial infarction by means of primary angioplasty, a procedure carried out at the time of the infarction and which consists in opening the artery responsible.

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

Whether you have a Sanitas policy or not, call (+34) 91 585 80 00.

The Cardiology department at the Hospital Universitario la Zarzuela boasts two heart surgeons specialising in the fitting of pacemakers and defibrillators. The subsequent monitoring thereof is performed by the department's cardiologists.

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

Whether you have a Sanitas policy or not, call (+34) 91 585 80 00.

This technique is very useful for re-establishing the normal rhythm of the heart in some types of arrhythmias. It consists in administering an electric shock under sedation and is performed as a day hospital procedure. This procedure is performed tly with the professional from the Intensive Care Unit at the centre.

In order to cover all your healthcare needs, we place a wide range of services that complement the portfolio offered by the hospital at your disposal.

Whether you have a Sanitas policy or not, call (+34) 91 585 80 00.

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