Heart Diseases

The HUCH Heart Center is the largest cardiac hospital in Finland, providing nationally centralized examination and treatment of the most severe heart defects and certain other rare heart diseases. The Heart Center involves two fields of specialization, namely cardiology and cardiac surgery, working together in close collaboration.

Cardiology

Typical cardiological diseases include coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. Cardiogenic symptoms are chest pain, palpitations, abnormal shortness of breath and suddenly reduced performance. Obtaining treatment quickly is of great significance to the treatment outcome.

Learn more:

  • Coronary artery disease: treatment

We also provide other services associated with cardiology, such as Holter monitoring and ablations for arrhythmia and pacemaker implantations. More information is available at our Customer Service.

Cardiac Surgery

Typically, our cardiac surgical procedures include coronary artery bypass operations and replacement surgeries of the aortic valve or mitral valve. Our clinic also provides nationally centralized repair surgeries of congenital cardiac defects.

Alongside conventional open heart surgery, minimally invasive (mini-invasive) surgical techniques and treatment methods have been developed in recent years. Compared to conventional open heart surgery, endoscopic, endovascular and robot-assisted procedures are less demanding for the patient and recovery is usually faster. Mini-invasive techniques are not suitable for all patients, however. The appropriate treatment method and surgical technique is selected case by case.

Our clinic is a forerunner in many areas of cardiac surgery. In reconstructive valve surgery, our goal is to be the top center of excellence in Europe. Our clinic began robot-assisted cardiac surgeries for the first time in the Nordic countries in 2011, and today our robot-assisted cardiac surgery has a leading role in Europe.

We also provide other services associated with heart diseases. More information is available at our Customer Service.