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We carry out a full range of Cardiological procedures; we have vast experience of cardiac arrhythmias ablation, cardiac catheterization, percutaneous operations, implantation of pacemakers and automatic defibrillators and in cardiac rehabilitation.

We have the most advanced technology for diagnosis and treatment of coronary diseases: digitalised haemodynamic room, pressure guides, stents and intravascular MRI scan.

We offer effective and efficient personalised care for our patients. We care for and treat both common and complex cases, without a waiting list for operations. 


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Arrhythmias Ablation resolves 90% of cases and the condition reappears in less than 5% of patients.

Arrhythmias Ablation through radiofrequency is a first line treatment that is recommended for a large number of supraventricular and some ventricular tachyarrhythmias, because of its high success rates and low probability of complications.

This technique succeeds in solving more than 90% of arrhythmias and only reappears in less than 5% of patients.

The procedure is carried out through a femoral vein puncture, only requires local anaesthetic, and the patient can be discharged in a matter of hours. The Clínica Universidad de Navarra has a team of cardiologists, specialised in carrying out this type of procedure. 

Cardiac catheterisation can be used for diagnosis or as a therapeutic treatment.

Cardiac catheterisation consists in implanting a catheter accessed through an artery or vein, the groin (femoral vein) or the arm (humeral vein).

The catheter is able to inform specialists of certain information about the heart.

This is a complex procedure, but the risk for the patient is very low and there is minimal discomfort, and the specialists benefit from the information collected about the heart.

First hospital in Navarre to replace aortic valves with a percutaneous implantation.

There are various techniques for percutaneous surgery and they are chosen depending on the patient´s characteristics, the severity of the condition and the location of the obstruction, etc.

  • Angioplasty with balloon or stent: The hospitalisation and recovering period for this procedure are lower than that of a bypass.
  • Atherectomy: This procedure can be an option for certain patients who are unable to undergo angioplasty with balloon.
  • Percutaneous Ablation: Consists in applying a type of energy through a catheter which aims to lesion a controlled and limited part of the essential cardiac tissue which is responsible for starting arrhythmias.
  • Ablation of Arrhythmias through Radiofrequency: This is carried out via a femoral vein puncture. The procedure only requires local anaesthetic and the patient can be discharged in a matter of hours.
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Myocardial Revascularization (PTMR) 

We have a system for the remote control of defibrillators and pacemakers.

These implantable electronic devices are capable of analysing heart rate and treating arrhythmias through electrical stimulations. The most used devices are implantable automatic pacemakers and defibrillators.

Pacemakers substitute the cardiac system´s functions.

They are implanted under local anaesthetic.

The recovery period from the operation is quick and only requires a two or three day hospitalisation period. When the batteries run out, every 6 years, it is necessary to substitute the pacemaker´s function. A defibrillator permanently controls the heart rate.

The implant is generally carried out under local anaesthetic throughout the whole procedure, except for a few minutes during which the specialists check that the equipment is functioning correctly.

Recovery and overcoming heart disease begins with a new and healthier way of life.

Cardiac rehabilitation helps the patient recover from their heart disease through physical exercise programmes and information about the possible changes to their lifestyle, which will help them to maintain a healthier heart.

The most important risk factors for contracting cardiac pathologies are high cholesterol, arterial hypertension and diabetes. The appropriate combination of medication can also help to change the patient´s lifestyle and help reduce the risks associated with heart disease. 

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