Cardiovascular Haemodynamics Unit is equipped with the most advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary diseases. We carry out haemodynamic studies and catheterisation for early diagnosis. Other specialised services include the treatment of patients suffering from angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction.
Haemodynamics is the part of cardiology which studies the functioning of the cardiovascular system by introducing catheters through the arteries and veins.
This technique, called catheterisation is an invasive procedure which consists in introducing these devices, which are taken to the heart to make an assessment of the anatomy and coronary arteries, as well as to check their function, take pressure readings of the cardiac cavities and even find out if there is any abnormal valve.
One of the main indications for catheterisation is the coronary atherosclerotic disease affecting the internal wall of the coronary arteries, known as atherosclerosis, which produces a narrowing or stenosis of these walls which then cause the clinical symptoms of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction.General anaesthesia is not required as sedatives are only administered to keep the patient relaxed, who remains awake during the operation. It also does not require making any incision in the chest, as the same site that was punctured during the coronary angiography is used in 90% of the cases via an artery in the wrist. The patient goes home a day or two after surgery.