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Department of cardiac surgery

Prof. Dr. Virgilijus Tarutis
cardiac surgery

About the department

The department of cardiac surgery at Kardiolita Hospital Vilnius is dedicated to the thorough diagnosis and effective surgical treatment of patients with diseases of the cardiovascular system. The best cardiac surgeons in the department have 40 years of experience performing operations and have served more than 5,000 surgical interventions in their practice. The operating rooms are equipped with advanced technology for complex interventions like Ross surgery and Maze procedures. The medical team consists of internists, cardiologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists and nurses. The diagnostic rooms have the latest generation devices for fast and accurate diagnosis of cardiac disorders, including electrophysiological, ultrasound and radiological methods. Doctors apply recommendations according to European international guidelines so that patients can be confident in the quality of medical services.

The department's cardiac surgeons specialize in treating such heart diseases as arterial hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmias. Doctors also operate on children from 3 years old with congenital heart defects. In their practice, surgeons use minimally invasive and gentle techniques to avoid severe complications and quickly recover. In addition, the medical team demonstrates a high level of skill in performing angioplasty, stenting procedures and coronary artery bypass grafting.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Arterial hypertension
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Heart rhythm disorder
  • Congenital and acquired heart defects
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease (artery blockage)
  • Valvular stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis 
  • Aneurysms


  • Anamnesis (history of the disease)
  • Clinical examination (auscultation) 
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Measures of the blood pressure
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart)
  • Bicycle ergometry (exercise tolerance test)
  • Holter monitoring ECG
  • Electrophysiological study (cardiac catheterization)
  • Digital X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Lipid profile (to find abnormalities in lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Kidney function test (glomerular filtration rate and albumin to creatinine ratio)
  • Diagnostic angiography


  • Pharmaceutical therapy
  • Coronary angiography
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Stenting (implantation of a stent)
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Prosthetic heart valves
  • Coronography without arterial occlusion
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Ross procedure 
  • Maze procedure
  • Other treatment services
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