The professional team at our Milan clinic specialises in the treatment of high blood pressure, ischaemic heart disease and heart failure. Our ward equipped with 21 beds enables us to offer treatments for various heart conditions
based on a professional doctor-patient relationship, by listening to the patient and facing problems together, and offering an interdisciplinary approach to treatment options. The specialists working in Department of Cardiology
carry out the diagnostic tests using the latest non-invasive equipment (colour Doppler echocardiography, ergometry, dynamic ECG and blood pressure monitoring), and where necessary, invasive procedures using haemodynamic and electrophysiology studies.
At the centre there is also an angiology
department which has 6 beds. The mortality risks or reduction in quality of life associated with many vascular diseases, even to the most minor degree, require new strategies in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Arteriosclerosis, which is the most common arterial disease, can lead to both of these consequences - strokes can be prevented through effective early diagnosis of carotid lesions with possible corrective surgery, while abdominal aortic aneurysms can be corrected with a delicate but safe surgical procedure supported by post-operative intensive care at IGEA clinic. Even peripheral arterial obliterative disease can be effectively treated through modern pharmacological methods, with therapies available as a short-stay inpatient or with modern direct revascularisation or endovascular surgery (unblocking and expansion, bypass and stent). Also diseases of the peripheral venous system, if tackled late, can cause significant disability: for example the incidence of varicose veins, venous leg ulcers or common combinations of conditions like thrombosis or thrombophlebitis. Specialised preventive care or medical or surgical treatment (a minimally invasive personalised surgical procedure with echo-colour Doppler systems and tests also carried out in Day Surgery) can avoid the more advanced stages of the disease.