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Head of the department - Ayrat Galeyev, MD, PhD Chief cardiologist - Albert Galyavich, MD, D.Sc, professor

Cardiology department-1 with 40 beds was opened on December, 20, 2004 in ICDC aimed at appraising heart vessels condition by coronary catheterization method in patients prior to cardiac surgeries as well as at qualitative study and treatment of serious patients with heart diseases.

Staff of the department
Head of the department - Ayrat Galeyev, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the department of therapy of Kazan medical university
Chief cardiologist – Albert Galyavich, MD, D.Sc, professor, Vice-President of Russian Society of Cardiology, Corresponding member of the academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chief Cardiologist of Tatarstan
7 cardiologists work in the department, 2 of them are MD, PhD, 4 cardiologists are Board certified. Nursing staff consists of a head nurse and 11 nurses.

Fields of concern
Patients are admitted with the following diagnoses:

  • Coronary heart disease (exertional angina classes II – IV): coronary angiography is carried on, followed by determining the appropriate therapeutic approach (stenting, coronary artery bypass grafting); ;
  • Hard to correct arterial hypertension (incl. supposed secondary hypertension): diagnosis and differential diagnosis followed by antihypertensive therapy;
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) with chronic heart failure (Phase IIa, Class III CHF): CHF correction, differential diagnosis with concomitant coronary heart disease (coronary angiography) and preparing for following surgical treatment;
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) with chronic heart failure (Phase 2a, Class 3 CHF) and/or complex heart rhythm disorders;
  • Acquired heart defects with moderate heart failure (Phase 2a, Class 3 CHF): preparing for surgical treatment.

We use a large number of modern high-tech methods of examination, such as echocardioscopy , transesophageal echocardioscopy , ECG and blood pressure Holter monitoring, exercise tolerance testing , stress imaging techniques (stress echocardioscopy , myocardial scintigraphy); assessment of myocardial viability (stress echocardioscopy with dobutamine ) , respiratory function with lung volumes study and alveolar diffusion; vascular Doppler ultrasound , angiography and coronary angiography with possible ventriculography , multidetector computed tomography, MR imaging of the heart . We use the full potential of well-equipped clinical, biochemical, immunological, cytological and bacteriological laboratory.
The patients with resistant arterial hypertension are treated with a new minimally invasive technique of radiofrequency sympathetic denervation of the renal arteries.