3rd Department of Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology & Valvulopathy

3rd Department of Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology & Valvulopathy is a fully-equipped and specialized department, with the ability to carry out a wide range of diagnostic and interventional procedures, such as coronary angioplasty, percutaneous coronary angioplasty, antegrade and retrograde revascularization of chronic totally occluded coronary arteries, percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVI – TAVR), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, myocardial biopsy, mitral or pulmonary valvuloplasty and ventricular septal ablation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Thanks to its emphasis on modern techniques and a personalized approach for each patient, it is the “heart” of integrated care for people with heart conditions requiring interventional treatment.

Telephone: (+30)210-6972339

Call Center: (+30)210-6972000

Email: interventionalcardiology@dunant.gr

Director: Tzifos Vaios


More specifically, the following diagnostic and therapeutic interventions are performed in the department:

Diagnostic procedures:

Coronary angiography under fluoroscopic guidance. The arteries that provide blood to the heart (coronary arteries) are displayed in real time (as a continuous cinematic loop). Cardiac function can also be assessed.

Left and right cardiac catheterization

Valvular heart disease study: assessment of aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valve stenosis and regurgitation.

Comprehensive study of congenital heart diseases, intracardiac pressure measurement, coronary angiography, left and right cardiac ventriculography, pulmonary angiography, aortography, cardiac output assessment, pulmonary and peripheral resistance calculation, intracardiac communications or large vascular communications evaluation.

Myocardial biopsy



Therapeutic interventional procedures:

Percutaneous coronary interventions

Primary angioplasty

Antegrade and retrograde revascularization of chronic totally occluded coronary arteries

Left main (LM) coronary artery angioplasty

Angioplasty for the treatment of bifurcation lesions

Angioplasty for the treatment of multivessel complex coronary artery disease

Implantation of bioabsorbable stents

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement Rotational atherectomy (rotablation)

Non-surgical percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty

Balloon pulmonary and other valve valvuloplasty

Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


Foreign body removal from the heart or the great vessels


The department features the following specialized equipment:

  • Two cardiac angiography suites equipped with the Philips Integris and Philips Allura X-ray systems.
  • Intracardiac pressure recorder (Record V6 Siemens)
  • Blood gas analyzer (ΟSΜ 3 Ηemoximeter Radiometer, Copenhagen)
  • Contrast media injector (Angiomat 6000 LF Digital Injection System)
  • Intracoronary ultrasonography system (ΙVUS Galaxy tm2 Boston Scientific)
  • Intra-aortic circulatory assist pump (System 96 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Datascope)
  • Ventilatory support device «ΚΙΟΝ» (SC 7000 Siemens)

Medical Staff