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Dr. Antonios Pitsis

Thessaloniki Heart Institute was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing academic work of the highest quality. Our heart team aims to deliver high-quality clinical work and innovation in the medical sciences, and specifically in the fields of cardiology and cardiac surgery.

During this 20-year period we have developed innovative techniques such as:

  • endoscopic mitral valve repair,
  • endoscopic tricuspid valve repair,
  • endoscopic aortic valve surgery,
  • endoscopic closure of atrial septal defects,
  • ablation for Atrial Fibrillation,
  • percutaneous valve replacement (TAVI and TMVR),
  • endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (TEVAR),
  • minimally invasive coronary surgery (without median sternotomy),
  • hybrid coronary surgery,
  • heart failure surgery,
  • pulmonary artery endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic disease,
  • endoscopic (transatrial - transmitral) myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

Our accumulated clinical experience that stems from the more than fifteen thousand heart operations we have done in Greece, England and Wales, with excellent results, guarantees the best possible treatment of your health problem with the most modern techniques.

The significant clinical work is supported and promoted by the continuous training of our team with active participation in Greek and international conferences and workshops and the production of important writing and research work as well as our commitment to the principles and values of the Hippocratic Oath.

Dr. Antonios Pitsis PhD, FETCS, FESC
Director of Cardiac Surgery
St. Luke's Hospital,
Panorama, Thessaloniki