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Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center
Sofia City Province, Bulgaria
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Ischemic Heart Disease
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Exercise stress test
Angioplasty and stent placement
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Located in Sofia and having JCI accreditation, Acbadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center was opened in 2012. Acbadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center also serves as a teaching hospital for Sofia University ("St. Kliment Ohridksi) and the Medical University in Varna. Acbadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center started cooperating with all departments of Acbadem Hospitals located in five countries in 2016, after City Clinic Group and Tokuda Group were acquired by Acbadem Healthcare Group. Indoor area of 4, 000 m2 Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center is located at the southern region of the Sofia highway, and the hospital building, which covers an area of 4000 m2, has a capacity of 64 beds and 5 operating rooms, including 2 reserved for cardiac surgeries. Other two operating rooms are used for general purpose and vascular surgeries. There are 20 intensive care beds in intensive care units, including 14 beds for cardiovascular surgery ICU and 6 for coronary care. Two catheterization laboratories are present in the Acbadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center. Invasive (or minimally invasive) procedures are performed in the hospital. Medical Devices 3 Tesla MRI, EUS (endoscopic ultrasound), Digital Angiography (DSA), and Whole Body MRI are among the devices installed in the Acbadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center. Medical Departments Acbadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center offers diagnosis and treatment services in departments of cardiology and vascular medicine (Clinic Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, Invasive Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Pacemakers), vascular diseases, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, medical imaging, neurology, anesthesiology, and intensive care. Acbadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center has more than 350 personnel, including 120 physicians, to serve patients. Multidisciplinary cooperation is adopted by all departments of the hospital. Cardiac and Vascular Surgery teams at the hospital consist of endovascular specialists, invasive cardiologists, electrophysiologists, angiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, nurse practitioners, cardiac nurses, and pharmacists who work with a multidisciplinary approach. Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center also provides outpatient services in departments of Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Pulmonary Medicine and Urology. Many other medical departments facilitate the Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center as it works with the cooperation of Acibadem Hospitals located in different countries. This cooperation agreement was established in 2016 when the Acibadem Healthcare Group took possession of the City Clinic Group and the Tokuda Group. Accreditations and Achievements of Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center The Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center is quality-proven and approved by Joint Commission International (JCI). Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center facilitates the young talent by serving as a practice and teaching hospital for Sofia University students, i.e., graduates of St. Kliment Ohridski and Medical University in Varna as well. Acibadem Labmed Medical Laboratory, the certified working laboratory of Acibadem Health Group is known to be accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle Chemie (DACH). Major Facilities at the Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center • Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center's indoor capacity is enough to accommodate many patients at once, with 64 beds and a total of 5 operating rooms (two of which are reserved only for cardiac surgeries). • With a capacity of 20 intensive care beds located in their intensive care units, Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center is capable of giving immediate treatment responses to patients. • There are 14 beds reserved for cardiovascular surgery as ICU, and the other six are specified for coronary care. • Two catheterization laboratories are also present in the Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center. • Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center has a staff of a total of 350 personnel having 120 physicians. • All kinds of Hi-Tech medical devices are also present, including Digital Angiography (DSA), EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasonography), 3 Tesla MRI, and Whole-Body MRI. Top Medical Specialties available at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center • Resistant Arterial Hypertension • Pulmonary thromboembolism • Aortic Dissection • Chronic Venous Insufficiency • Resistant Arterial Hypertension Resistant arterial hypertension is a severe condition in which the arterial blood pressure rises abnormally over the target blood pressure range, causing a severe hypertension case. This condition is so intense that even after the concurrent use of multiple antihypertensive drugs belonging to different classes, the medications do not affect increased blood pressure. This condition is found to affect 5% to 15% of all patients who have hypertension. Resistant arterial hypertension is the chronic disease of the blood observed to occur most frequently among patients. It poses a severe threat by being the major risk factor for CV morbidity and mortality. Its treatment is multimodal and interdisciplinary. The goal of treatment for high blood pressure is to prevent hypertensive end-organ damage and reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center uses all the new and promising treatment options for resistant arterial hypertension. This includes interventional renal sympathetic denervation in hypertensive patients who cannot show any improvements with the use of medication. In addition to these treatment methods, other experimental therapy methods are also being tested for their effectiveness. • Pulmonary thromboembolism Pulmonary thromboembolism is a severe condition in which a blood clot is formed in the pulmonary capillaries present in the lungs. This clot in the lungs is known as a pulmonary thrombus or embolus, which can damage the lungs by restricting blood flow. This blockage declines the oxygen supply to the part of the lungs affected, and the cells in that region start to die, making the lungs weak. If not treated immediately, this condition can be fatal for the patient. Pulmonary thromboembolism can occur for several reasons, the most common of which is thrombosis in the pulmonary vein. A thrombus is formed in the sciatic or other veins in the body, flowing into the bloodstream and reaching the lungs only to be stuck there, blocking the blood supply. These clots may form from some injury or damage, inactivity of the body part, or some other medical condition. The Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center offers proper systemic treatment of this condition. If the problem is diagnosed in its initial stages, it can be treated using anticoagulants or thrombolytic drugs. But if the disease is severe, Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center follows proper treatment, which also includes surgery. This involves removing the embolism or the vein's thrombosis using surgical methods such as a vein filter, clot removal, or open-heart surgery. • Aortic Dissection Aortic dissection is a condition specific to the largest artery, the aorta. In this condition, the inner wall of the aorta gets damaged, and blood starts to surge out of it, accumulating between the middle layers of the aorta. If the blood-filled walls of the aorta get torn, releasing the blood in the outer cavities, this can often be fatal. Aortic Dissection can be divided into two groups: Type A. This type is more common and severe because it involves the aorta getting torn from the upper ascending part, just outside the heart. Type B. This type is rare as it involves the aorta getting torn from the lower descending part only, which extends into the abdomen. The treatment of aortic dissection is based on the type of condition. The treatment given to the patients with aorta dissection at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center may include the patient undergoing surgery or using medications, depending on the aorta's critical condition. • Chronic venous insufficiency Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a critical condition of the human body in which the veins present in the legs stop working correctly. This results from blockage of the venous walls and the venous valves of leg veins, preventing the deoxygenated blood from returning to the heart from the legs. This causes a blood pool in the vein known as stasis. A person usually gets CVI when a blood clot (thrombosis) or embolus gets stuck in the deep leg veins, and this disease is called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). CVI can also occur due to pelvic tumors and other vascular malformations. But sometimes, the causes of CVI remain unknown. Treatment of CVI at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center includes medications such as various antibiotics that treat the skin infections caused by CVI, non-surgical treatments including endovenous thermal ablation and sclerotherapy. In contrast, the surgical treatment includes vein ligation and stripping, bypass surgery, microincision, and ambulatory phlebectomy.