We Take Care of Your Heart Modern Technology at the Service of Cardiac Disease Care
Finnish hospitals provide technologically advanced examination and treatment of the most severe heart defects and certain other rare heart diseases. Operational models make it possible to admit and treat patients quickly.
The research and specialist work on cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes conducted within the Finnish healthcare system has earned international reputation and recognition.
The majority of pathological conditions of the circulatory system are caused by vascular sclerosis.
When the level of plasma cholesterol is increased and some other conditions are present, deposits called atherosclerotic plaques develop on the vessel walls, narrowing their lumen. Over time, the prevalence and severity of atherosclerotic deposits can progress, and the lumens of the vessels become narrow, up to complete blockage, which results in insufficient blood supply to an organ (ischaemia).
Modern methods of circulatory system diseases diagnostics include, in addition to the traditional ones, a number of expert methods, such as echocardiography, Doppler imaging, duplex scanning, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as radioisotope methods of investigating the myocardium and interventional angiography.
Complete comprehensive diagnostics of cardiac diseases may often require almost the entire range of diagnostic methods.
Typical cardiological diseases include coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. Cardiogenic symptoms are chest pain, palpitations, abnormal shortness of breath and suddenly reduced performance.
Obtaining treatment quickly has a great effect on the treatment outcome.
Coronary Artery Bypass Operations
Typically, cardiac surgical procedures include coronary artery bypass operations and replacement of the aortic valve or mitral valve.
Finnish heart clinics also provide nationally centralised repair surgeries of congenital cardiac defects.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Alongside conventional open heart surgery, minimally invasive (mini-invasive) surgical techniques and treatment methods have been developed in recent years.
Compared to conventional open heart surgery, endoscopic, endovascular and robot-assisted procedures are less demanding for the patient, and recovery is usually faster. Mini-invasive techniques are not suitable for all patients, however.
The appropriate treatment method and surgical technique is selected case by case.
Correcting Cardiac Arrhythmias
This group of cardiac pathologies is caused by very diverse factors and has various mechanisms, clinical manifestations and consequences. Therefore, the methods for correcting these diseases are also numerous and variable.
An individual treatment method is selected for each patient by an arythmologist.
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