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Department of arrhythmias and electrophysiology

Prof. Dr. Antonio Berruezo Sanchez, Ph.D
cardiology, electrophysiology, arrhitmology

About the department

The department of arrhythmias and electrophysiology at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The department comprises internationally recognized specialists and experts in diagnosing and treating any arrhythmias, who are the standards and pioneers in treating arrhythmias that cause sudden death. Clinical studies are constantly conducted based on the department, giving patients the latest treatment. An interdisciplinary approach allows diagnostics and treatment to be carried out comprehensively and holistically. The department has state-of-the-art equipment for all electrophysiology and instrumental medicine methods. Outpatient and inpatient admission is possible.

The medical team has exceptional experience in catheter ablation, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillates to prevent sudden cardiac death from lethal arrhythmias. The department's specialists regularly monitor implantable devices using remote technologies to ensure the safety of patients, wherever they are. In addition, there is a comprehensive ablation program that offers epicardial ablation to treat ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Supraventricular arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Ventricular fibrillation 
  • Ventricular tachycardia 
  • Premature atrial contractions 
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias 
  • AV nodal reentrant tachycardia

Diagnostics:

  • Anamnesis (medical history)
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests
  • Measures of blood pressure
  • Electrocardiography, Holter ECG
  • Ultrasound examination
  • MRI of the heart
  • CT coronary angiography (images of the heart and its blood vessels)
  • Catheter angiography (an injection of contrast material to examine blood vessels)
  • Echocardiography (medical imaging of the heart, using standard ultrasound or Doppler ultrasound)

Treatment:

  • Drug therapy
  • Anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy
  • Catheter ablation 
  • Implantation and monitoring of pacemakers
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) 
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Pulmonary vein isolation
  • Cardioversion
  • Other treatment options
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Doctor profile

Education

  • University of Granada, Spain
  • PhD - the University of Barcelona, School of Medicine

Experience

  • 2002 Cardiology Specialist of the Ventricular the Arrhythmia Unit at the Cardiovascular Clinical Institute in Barcelona
  • 2014 to 2018 - Associated Professor University of Barcelona
  • Head of the Arrhythmia Department at Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona, Spain

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2005 - 2018 Principal Investigator of 5 Grant of the Spanish “Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (FIS)” 
  • 2020 Principal Investigator of a grant from the “ATTRACT” - Horizon
  • 2020 National coordinator of the PROFID multicentre trial – Horizon
  • Spanish Society of Cardiology
  • Arrhythmia Section, Spanish Society of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • European Heart Rhythm Association
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