We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
They are inherited diseases affecting the heart and aorta. A range of diseases are included such as myocardiopathies, conduction diseases, and genetic aortopathies.
Myocardiopathies are diseases of the myocardium, the muscular tissue of the heart. There are several types of myocardiopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, non-compaction, arrhythmogenic dysplasia of the right and/or left ventricle and restrictive. Imaging techniques are used for diagnosis. Medical treatment and, where necessary, fitting a resynchronisation defibrillator can avoid complications and improve patients’ quality of life.
Pharmacological provocation tests are important for diagnosis of conduction diseases such as Brugada syndrome, long QT and short QT syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Treatment is medical and sometimes a defibrillator device may need to be fitted.
Inherited aortopathies, or diseases of the aorta, such as Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome require imaging techniques to diagnose them accurately. Medical treatment and elective surgery prevent complications arising.
Symptoms of inherited heart disease are:
The prevalence of these disorders varies between 1/500 for hypertrophic myocardiopathy, 1/5,000 for conduction disorders and 1/5,000-10,000 for Marfan syndrome. Some of these diseases can therefore be said to be rare.
Diagnosis is reached using:
Treatment may require aortic surgery, the use of a resynchronisation automatic defibrillator implant or septal ablation.
Knowing the family medical history is important for all inherited heart diseases. Family screening can detect undiagnosed cases and lead to early treatment, and in some cases, preimplantation diagnosis.
Anatomy of the heart
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Aortic pathology and Marfan syndrome
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physics and Radiation Protection
Paediatric Digestive Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
General and Digestive Surgery
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Corneal and Ocular Surface Section
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Tobacco cessation (quitting smoking)
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Intensive care medicine
Echocardiogram and cardiac imaging unit
Uveitis and Eye Inflammation
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Inherited Heart Disease
Strokes and Cerebral Haemodynamics
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Abdominal wall surgery
Endocrinology and Nutrition
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Coronary care unit
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit
Clinical and molecular genetics
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplants
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Paediatric emergency care
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
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