Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. The Medtourism Group affiliated team of experienced and well-known cardiologists and cardiac surgeons has been trained at different Medical Centers in Greece and also in U.K. and U.S.
Our affiliated modern hospitals and clinics are highly technologically equipped with the newest state-of-the-art digital equipment, in order to provide health services, responding to the patient’s needs in the most effective way, according to the international healthcare standards.
The Medtourism Group affiliated team of cardiologists is recognized throughout the European and U.S. world as leaders in the science of cardiology; providing high quality medical care and services, such as:

  • Cardiac electrophysiology: Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart.
  • Echocardiography: The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the heart.
  • Interventional cardiology: The use of catheters for the treatment of structural and ischemic diseases of the heart.
  • Nuclear cardiology: The use of nuclear medicine to visualize the uptake of an isotope by the heart using radioactive sources.


Disorders of the coronary circulation:

  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  • Angina pectoris
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Myocardial infarction (aka heart attack)
  • Restenosis

Cardiac arrest:

  • Asystole (“flatline”)
  • Pulseless electrical activity (PEA)
  • Pulseless ventricular tachycardia
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Ventricular fibrillation

Treatment of cardiac arrest includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation depending on the exact cause of cardiac arrest.

Disorders of the myocardium (muscle of the heart)

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Nonischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloid cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) [Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS)]
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • Tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (Transient apical ballooning, stress-induced cardiomyopathy)
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Cor pulmonale
  • Ventricular hypertrophy
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy
  • Right ventricular hypertrophy
  • Primary tumors of the heart
  • Myxoma
  • Myocardial rupture

Disorders of the pericardium:

  • Posterior wall of the pericardial sac
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pericardial tamponade
  • Pericarditis

Disorders of the heart valves

The heart contains four valves that direct the flow of blood in a single direction. Failure to prevent reverse-flow is called regurgitation, or insufficiency. Narrowing of the valves obstructs flow and is called stenosis.

Aortic/ Mitral/ Pulmonary/ Tricuspid valve:

  • Aortic/ Mitral/ Pulmonary/ Tricuspid regurgitation / insufficiency
  • Aortic/ Mitral/ Pulmonary/ Tricuspid stenosis
  • Aortic/ Mitral/ Pulmonary/ Tricuspid valve replacement
  • Aortic/ Mitral/ Pulmonary/ Tricuspid valve repair
  • Aortic/ Mitral/ Pulmonary/ Tricuspid valvuloplasty

Diseases of blood vessels (vascular diseases)

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aorta
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid artery stenosis / disease
  • Carotid artery dissection
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Traveler’s thrombosis / economy class syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Vasculitis

Procedures to counter coronary artery disease

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP)
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Atherectomy
  • Stenting

Devices used to maintain normal electrical rhythm

  • Pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

Devices used to maintain blood pressure

  • Artificial heart
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) / heart-lung machine
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)
  • Ventricular assist device

Diagnostic tests and procedures:

  • Blood tests
  • Echocardiography (“echo”)
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR)
  • Cardiac stress test
  • Auscultation
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Holter monitor
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Cardiac marker
  • Coronary catheterization
  • Fractional flow reserve (FFRmyo)
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)