Cardiology

Our specialities

The Erasmus Hospital Cardiology Department includes a cardiovascular centre that provides outpatient care, a hospitalisation care unit (following cardiac surgery), an interventional cardiology unit (with 6 angiography wards, 3 dedicated to cardiology) and a cardiac intensive care unit. In addition to the outpatient and hospitalisation care, the department also provides a round-the-clock cardiology service.   

The department spans 8 sectors of activity:   

  • The Cardiac Insufficiency and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Clinic   (see Focus) offers advanced care for patients, including monitoring of implanted devices to assist circulation and a transplant programme. This sector draws on recognised expertise through a network that is a European reference.   
  • The Interventional Cardiology Clinic treats coronary, valvular and structural disease in a high-tech environment.   
  • The Rhythmology Clinic is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm abnormalities (auricular fibrillation for example), including by invasive electrophysiological procedure. This clinic also monitors patients with implanted devices.   
  • The Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Clinic proposes primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention programmes (for persons with personal antecedents), through multidisciplinary care programmes.    
  • Our expertise in cardiovascular genetics and rare cardiac diseases serves to detect the genetic components and family risk of cardiac and/or vascular disease.   
  • The Cardio-Oncology Pole works with oncologists from the Jules Bordet Institute to anticipate, limit and manage the cardiotoxicity potential of certain anticancer drugs.   
  • The Echocardiography and Cardiac Assessment Laboratory is a central pivot in treating all persons with a heart problem or a disorder that could have an impact on cardiovascular health.    
  • Paediatric cardiology is provided in association with HUDERF cardiologists, in particular when young patients become adults. This ensures a structured transition within the HUB for congenital cardiac pathologies. 

Our Team

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Our medical specialists

Focus

The Erasmus Hospital Cardiology Department possesses internationally recognised expertise in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This rare disease first develops in the blood vessels of the lung and leads to cardiac insufficiency. Early and sufficient treatment makes it possible to increase life expectancy. The department offers access to innovative treatment (medical, surgical and interventional) as well as expertise in the field of genetics.

Recherche

Research

The Erasmus Hospital Cardiology Department is very active in fundamental and clinical research. Its participation in many clinical studies gives patients early access to innovative treatment.

In cooperation with the Cardiology Laboratory, the Cardiopulmonary Physiology Laboratory, the ULB Genetics Laboratory and the IRIBHM, the Cardiology Department is involved in a number of research projects at Belgian and/or European level with publications  in the fields of rhythmology, cardiac insufficiency, PAH, cardiovascular prevention and cardiogenetics.  
The department is also contributing to the development of a new method of studying cardiac movement (known as ballistocardiography), in cooperation with engineers at the ULB. Projects are also underway on the potential contribution of artificial intelligence in cardiology.   

Publications