Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
The Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics Laboratory is equipped with digital radiological equipment that is biplanar with rotational angiography. This allows us to obtain diagnostic images of the highest quality, reduces procedure time and minimises the radiation received by the patient.
In addition, we have the technology and the necessary material to perform procedures that require the use of radiofrequency to drill obliterated structures and pressure guides to access locations that are hard to reach with usual catheters.
Our laboratory has advanced anaesthesia and resuscitation equipment; transthoracic, transoesophageal and intracardiac echocardiography; and we are able to carry out procedures that require ventricular care (Berlin Heart, Levitronix) or that require ECMO support (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation).
The structure of the haemodynamic room allows hybrid procedures to be performed with interventionist haemodynamists and surgeons and cardiologists acting simultaneously.
Furthermore, the Haemodynamic Laboratory supports procedures for foetal operations.
Portfolio of services
- Haemodynamic and/or angiocardiographic diagnosis of congenital or acquired heart diseases that have not been fully diagnosed using other types of heart or cardiovascular examination
- Study of arterial pulmonary hypertension
- Endomyocardial biopsy
These are percutaneous procedures that allow treatment of certain heart diseases and residual lesions without requiring a surgical approach.
- Action on heart valves
- Percutaneous closure of intracardiac or vascular defects
- Action on native or post-surgical vascular structures
- Extraction of intracardiac or intravascular foreign bodies
- Hybrid procedures
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