Clinical activity at Paolo Giaccone University Hospital, Via Del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Cath lab access: 951
Diagnostic examinations: 944
Cardiological ward : 12 cardiological beds
Coronary artery disease, rithm cardiac disturbances, acute heart failure, chronic heart failure, valvulopathy, diagnostic endomyocardial biopsy.
Sub-intensive Coronary Care Unit C.C.U. : 4 Sub-Coronary Care Unit beds
Intensive Coronary Care Unit C.C.U. : 12 Coronary Care Unit beds
Ischemic cardiac disease (acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina), rithm cardiac disturbances (A-V block, atrial fibrillation, parossistic ventricular tachicardia, chronic heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiogenic shock, acute pulmonary edema, pericarditis, miocarditis.
Cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology unit
Coronary artery disease, valve pathology, congenital cardiac adult disease.
Techniques employed: Ventriculography, (LV angio), PTCA (percutaneous coronary intervention), PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, EBM (endomyocardial biospy), pericardiocentesis, PFO (foramen ovale closure), ASD (atrial septal defect closure), LAA closure (left atrial appendage closure).
Cardiac elettrophysiology unit and pacemaker implantation
Myocardial arrhytmias and left ventricular failure .
Techniques employed: Temporary and permanent pace-maker implantation, elettrophysiological studies, DC cardioverter implantation.
Cardiac rehabilitation unit
Coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomiopathy, valvulopathy, arterial hypertension, chronic heart failure, cardiological rehabilitation.