Department of Cardiology

Department of Cardiology

The department of cardiology is involved in all highly specialized areas within cardiology. Our in-patient care is located on ward 63, and is divided into intensive care cardiology, arryhthmias, and general cardiology. We have 21 physicians, 17 of whom are specialists in cardiology. We have an on-call specialist in cardiology available 24/7 for emergency consultations. During the day, we also have an on-call physician specializing in arrhythmias available for consultations with cardiologists and specialists in medicine within our region.

We have been performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) since 1993, and we are among the mostly highly experienced departments within Sweden when it comes to both planned and emergency interventions. In 2006, we carried out 900 procedures. We have on-call physicians available 24/7 for emergency angiographies and pCI, and two thirds of our interventions are carried out on subacute or emergency patients. We have a specialist office for care of patients with refractory angina, with a great deal of experience with spinal cord stimulation (SCS).

Arrhythmia treatments include ablative procedures, and PM/ICD treatments with follow-ups. Biventricular PM treatment (CRC) is carried out in collaboration with other departments within the heart area. Our heart failure clinic offers consultations in cases with severe failure, and also follows up patients after surgery (CRT, LVAD, and heart transplantations).

The department has a GUCH (grown-up congenital heart disease) clinic with a team consisting of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, a social worker, and an occupational therapist.

A specialist clinic has recently been established for care of patients with diseases of the aorta, overseen by a thoracic surgeon and a vascular surgeon.

Our department has the responsibility for training of specialists in cardiology within the county and surrounding region, and offers extra training in areas such as arrhythmias, PCI, and if necessary within other specialist fields. We also train a large group of physicians focusing on other specialist areas.

We carry out research within the field of arrhythmias and other aspects of coronary disease. 

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Content manager: Stella Cizinsky

Published by Anita Pettersson

Stella Cizinsky

Phone: +46 19 602 54 00