Hygeia Group: First Dedicated Private Heart Center in Greece. Comprehensive Treatment for all Heart Conditions of all life stages, from fetus to adult

The first fully organized and dedicated private Heart Center in Greece has been established at HYGEIA Group, a member of MIG. It offers comprehensive treatment for all heart conditions of all life stages, from fetus to Adult.

The HYGEIA Group’s Heart Center is equipped with the latest technology in cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and imaging; state-of-the-art equipment; the only Hybrid Operating Room in Greece; and fully qualified scientific and nursing staff.

During an event hosted at the Athens Concert Hall on Wednesday April 5 on the “The Past, the Present and the Future of the Heart at HYGEIA Group”, the Chairman of HYGEIA Group, Mr Athanasios Papanikolaou, emphasized the vision of the Group to constantly upgrade the services it offers, in accordance with the highest worldwide standards. He further added, “Our Group’s leading hospital, HYGEIA, is the first and only hospital in Greece that is accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI), the leading accreditation worldwide for Quality and Safety standards in healthcare services. Despite the adverse economic climate, HYGEIA Group continues to validate the leading position it holds in the domestic healthcare sector.”

In addition, the CEO of HYGEIA Group, Mr Andreas Kartapanis, noted, “HYGEIA Group is at the cutting edge of developments in the field of cardiology in Greece. It offers comprehensive treatment for all heart conditions regardless of age, starting from prevention and diagnosis and extending to treatment and clinical observation of patients with heart diseases. Our Group’s highly skilled medical personnel, our qualified nurses and our latest medical equipment are the key components of the most fully organized and dedicated private Heart Center in Greece; a Center that offers reliable and premium healthcare services for the management of the entire range of cardiovascular diseases.”

The first cardiac surgery bypass procedure in Greece was performed at HYGEIA (1985). HYGEIA Hospital also introduced the Cardiac MRI to Greece in 2002, while MITERA Hospital established the first private Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinic in the country in 2008. Furthermore, the innovative transcatheter mitral valve repair without open surgery and using the MitraClip system was performed for the first time at HYGEIA in 2011, while the first implantation of a leadless pacemaker was successfully performed in 2015.

The HYGEIA Group Heart Center consists of the following Departments/Clinics:

  • 5 Cardiology Clinics
  • Pediatric & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology Clinic
  • 4 Cardiac Surgery Clinics
  • Pediatric & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiac Surgery Clinic
  • Dedicated Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
  • Transcatheter Heart Valve Department, unique in Greece
  • Heart CT & MRI Department
  • Electrophysiology, Pacemaker & Defibrillator Department
  • 2 Cardiac Ultrasound Departments
  • 2 Cardiac Catheterization Labs
  • Pediatric Electrophysiology Lab