Stroke Code and Infarction Code
CARDIOLOGY AND NEUROLOGY
Examination of cardiovascular diseases, as well for prevention as for treatments, in order to offer the best individually personalized solution for each patient.
The medical team of the Cardiology department treats with great success and minimal complications the most complicated pathologies as acute myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia, or heart surgery. Thanks to this interdisciplinary approach our cardiology patients profit from up-to-date diagnose techniques and new treatment methods.
The treatment includes the in and out-patient care.
Clinica Rotger is a pioneer in the implementation of the Infarction Code-Protocol for the immediate care of acute infarction, in a private institution.
In addition the department offers the most important cardiological examinations as ECG, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, conventional endurance tests and with oxygen supply, heart scintigraphy, 24h- ECG-Holter and long-term ECG.
The department of Haemodynamics applies the most modern techniques: cardiac catheter examination, coronary angioplasty and TAVI.
The Electrophysiology has implemented the latest techniques of cryoablation for atrial fibrillation.
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What's a heart attack?. A myocardial infarction is caused by the reduction or insufficiency of blood flow to the heart muscle as a result of a thrombus narrowing or blocking the coronary arteries that supply it.
The intervention of a specialised team of doctors in the first 120 minutes after the symptoms are detected significantly reduces the possible consequences of a myocardial infarction.
For this reason, when the infarction code is activated, a team of interventional cardiologists from Clinica Rotger is ready to receive the patient and assess his condition and take action as soon as possible. Either by preparing for the application of fibrinolysis techniques to dissolve the clot or by preparing the haemodynamic room for angioplasty, if necessary with stent implantation.
What is a stroke?
A stroke is damage to the central nervous system caused by a lack of blood supply to the brain. This can be ischaemic (a thrombus or clot blocking an artery) or haemorrhagic (bleeding from a ruptured artery).
In terms of detecting symptoms, reaction time is the key to good patient development and a reduction in mortality, which has fallen by 25% in recent years thanks to techniques such as mechanical thrombectomy. A minimally invasive procedure performed by interventional radiologists in coordination with the neurology team, which allows the localisation and destruction of the clot that is obstructing blood circulation in the arteries passing through the brain. If used within the first 4 hours, it can quickly restore blood flow and reduce the secondary damage in 90% of stroke cases.