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Rapid developments in cardiology have resulted in a greater understanding of the causes of many illnesses and have led to new forms of treatment. These therapies often require the use of the latest technology. Cardiology and Vascular Centre Zurich (HGZZ) and Klinik Im Park offer patients a modern infrastructure with the latest generation equipment.

  • Three heart catheter laboratories with the latest patient-friendly (i.e. X-ray and contrast-saving) flat panel technology
  • Electroanatomic Mapping System (CARTO) for diagnosing and managing the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
  • The latest ultrasound equipment for non-invasive diagnosis of heart-related illnesses

  • Intravascular ultrasound in the heart catheter laboratory for evaluating changes in the vessel wall and managing the treatment for complex coronary procedures

  • Modern hybrid operating theatre, which - thanks to the latest technical equipment - provides the opportunity to perform precise imaging diagnoses during an operation and enables surgeons to perform operations that are open and with minimum invasion or a combination of the two.

  • Modern equipped operating theatres with seamless monitoring of the patient during the intervention, transportation and in the intensive care unit

  • State-of-the-art perfusion technology, two heart and lung machines, left ventricular bypass, intra-aortic balloon pump to support circulation

  • Intraoperative quality control and diagnosis with digital screening, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for planning and managing endovascular interventions, transesophageal echocar-diography (TEE) and vascular flow measurement (transit flow doppler)

  • Intensive care unit led by specialists and equipped with the latest technology, with the possibility to carry out invasive and non-invasive haemodynamic monitoring, medicinal and machine circulation support, respiratory assistance, sophisticated long-term ventilation as well as kidney transplant procedures using haemofiltration or haemodialysis

  • Possibility for longer term post-operative telemetric monitoring to record cardiac arrhythmias on the ward

  • Radiology on the premises incorporating the latest technology, conventional radiology, angiology (DSA), neuroradiology, computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Latest laser system for removing defective electrodes from pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. The electrodes can be removed and replaced using a gentle procedure and without the need to open up the rib cage. The procedure is also suitable for older patients with accompanying illnesses.