Interventional cardiology for congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease – Modern treatment options

In the cath lab we can treat a significant number of congenital heart diseases. An important prerequisite before the procedure, is an accurate diagnosis and discussion of the individual patient with a team of specialized doctors (cardiologist and heart surgeon specialized in congenital heart diseases, specialized radiologist and anesthesiologist – Heart Team). The operations we can perform are:

• Closure of atrial septal defect (ASD)

• Closure open foramen ovale (PFO)

• Closure ventricular septal defect (membranous VSD, muscular VSD)

• Closure patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

• Angioplasty for coarctation of the aorta (CoA)

• Valvuloplasty for congenital aortic valve stenosis

• Angioplasty for supra-valvular aortic stenosis

• Angioplasty for stenosis of pulmonary arteries

• Valvuloplasty for pulmonary valve stenosis

• Percutaneous implantation of prosthetic pulmonary valve (Melody) in graft (conduit) degeneration, in patients who have had surgery for Tetralogy Fallot.

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Contact Info

Apostolos Tzikas, MD, PhD, FESC
Interventional Cardiologist
Thessaloniki - Center,
88 Tsimiski St., 6th floor
Tel (morning): 2310.380.189,
Tel (afternoon): 2310.263.060
Fax: 2310.341.828
E-Mail: [email protected]