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Dr Demosthenes G. Katritsis
MD, PhD (London), FRCP, FESC, FACC
The Heart Center
Comprehensive cardiology care at Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece
and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
Services provided on a 24-hour basis:

Clinical Cardiology
- Diagnosis and therapy of acute and chronic cardiac conditions including
  hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cardiomyopathies and intractable heart
  failure in the need of left ventricular assist devices or heart transplantation.

Non-invasive Diagnostics
- Treadmill exercise testing
- Holter monitoring of heart rate and blood pressure
- Tilt testing
- Cardiorespiratory fitness
- Echocardiography

  i.  Transthoracic
 ii.  Oesophageal
iii.  Dobutamine stress echocardiography

Coronary Intervention
- Coronary angiography and invasive assessment of coronary artery disease
- Percutaneous coronary angioplasty with novel techniques
  including primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction

Valve and Congenital Heart Disease Interventions
- Mitral valvuloplasty (Inoue and MitraClip)
- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
- Device closure of heart defects
- Closure of left atrial appendage

Interventional Therapy of Hypertension
- Renal denervation

Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology
- Diagnostic electrophysiology studies
- Holter ECG monitoring and implantable monitoring devices, and a fully
  equipped dedicated Syncope Unit
- Ablation of all kinds of arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and epicardial VT ablation
- Implantation of pacemakers (including biventricular pacing) and
  cardioverter-defibrillators

Genetic Cardiology
- Facilities for genetic testing of channelopathies and cardiomyopathies
  are also provided.