Department of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Head of department
+380 (44) 291 59 99
Alexander Grytsai

Computer system AXIOM Sensis XP (Siemens, Germany)

Image 1 Computer system AXIOM Sensis XP (Siemens, Germany)

A large number of cardiovascular and noncardiac diseases accompanied by disturbances of rhythm and conduction of the heart (arrhythmia) that significantly impair quality of life and threaten the patient’s life, both directly and in the form of complications (stroke, worsening heart failure, syncope). Thanks to the rapid development of technology in the past decade we have the unique opportunity of surgical treatment of the majority of known disorders of heart rhythm and conduction. Beginning of 2007, the “cardiac surgery departments for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias,” runs a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic treatments of the heart rhythm disturbances. Specialists offices used methods of diagnosis and treatments, which harmoniously combines the use of cutting-edge equipment and technology with a care to the individual needs of each patient. Our doctors use the most modern methods of diagnosis to establish an accurate diagnosis and to select the most effective treatment in shortest possible time limits. Department has 20 beds, in single and double rooms.

Three-dimensional structure of the heart

Image 2 Three-dimensional structure of the heart

Electrophysiological laboratory equipped with modern computer system specialized cardiological AXIOM Sensis XP (Siemens, Germany), which provides a complete algorithm hemodynamic and electrophysiological studies of the heart for children and adults, as well as mapping system elektro anatomic Sarto XP (Biosense Webster, USA), which allows you to design three-dimensional structure of the heart, whereby the highest result achieved to eliminate some of the most complex arrhythmias.

Rhythm and conduction disturbances, which are diagnosed and treated in our department:

І. Tachyarrhythmias Іа. Supraventricular: 1. Atrial fibrillation (flashing arrhythmia) (more) 2. Atrial flutter. 3. AV – nodal, WPW syndrome and other arrhythmias with additional ways of intracardiac. Іб. Ventricular tachycardia ischemic and non-ischemic origin (including life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias) ІІ. Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias ІІІ. Bradyarrhythmias 1. Dysfunction and sick sinus syndrome (SSS) 2. Atrioventricular block 3. Bundle-branch block blockade with episodes of loss of consciousness ІV. Episodes of transient loss of consciousness (syncope episodes) V. Heart failure

Department specializes in these types of investigations and surgeries:

1. Cardiac electrophysiology study (EPS) – a modern invasive diagnostic mechanism and anatomical substrate (source) arrhythmias 2. Catheter ablation following the electrophysiological studies of the heart stage to eliminate radio frequency anatomic substrate of arrhythmia 3. Implantation of antiarrhythmic devices – single-chamber pacemakers and double chambered (ECS) to the system of active and passive fixation electrodes 4. Retraction of endocardial electrodes using laser retractor 5. Implantation of cardiac resynchronization devices (three-chamber pacemaker) 6. Implantation of cardioverter-defibrillator – a treatment that prevents sudden cardiac death in life-dangerous arrhythmias 7. Procedure MAZE-III – surgical technique for treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with organic heart disease during surgery with extracorporeal circulation (as a separate stage in the complex cardiosurgical patients with coronary artery disease). 8. The resumption of rhythm by electrical cardioversion  Department works closely with all the other departments of the hospital to detect the causes of arrhythmias and conduction for cardiac surgery to be carried out. All staff create a warm hearted climate that promotes the most rapid recovery and return of the patient to a normal life. Our patients after discharge from the department are under our control to full rehabilitation, and later they are under preventive supervision. Patients with cardiac antiarrhythmic devices regularly undergoing performance testing of these devices, and receive advice on best medication treatment.

Our goal is not only to extend life, but to give it a new quality.