Dr. Antonios Pitsis, PhD, FETCS, FESC

Head of Cardiac Surgery

Endoscopic closure of left atrial appendage

Endoscopic closure of left atrial appendage

Endoscopic closure of left atrial appendage

Surgical closure of the left atrial appendage and catalysis of atrial fibrillation is intended to convert the irregular pulse (atrial fibrillation) to the normal rhythm of the sinus node. It is effective in percentages ranging from 60% - 80%, depending on the time of the onset of atrial fibrillation and the size of the left atrium.

The great benefit of the above method is the significant reduction in strokes.

The operation is performed either endoscopically or as a hybrid procedure in collaboration with the electrophysiologists.

Information for cardiac patients
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Dr. Pitsis is the Head of Cardiac Surgery in Saint Luke's Hospital, Panorama, Thessaloniki, Greece. He specialises in totally endoscopic, minimally invasive and endovascular techniques.

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Contact

St. LUKE'S Hospital

Panorama 552 36, Thessaloniki, Greece

+30 2310 390550

Clinic

Papakiritsi 8 & Adrianoupoleos, 551 33 Kalamaria - Thessaloniki, Greece

+30 2310 407424

Email

info@apitsis.gr

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