The Cardiology Department of Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital is working to protect the heart health, and to diagnose and treat existing heart diseases within the frame of world standards.

Important diseases diagnosed and treated in Cardiology Department;

  • Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)
  • Coronary insufficiency (chronic ischemic heart disease)
  • Coronary failure
  • Cardiac dysrhythmia and conduction disorder
  • Valvular heart diseases
  • Peripheral vascular impairments
  • Aorta impairments
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Congenital heart diseases seen in adulthood


Cardiac Check-up Unit
Check-up is a health check that is performed in order to diagnose the diseases before complaints appear.

During the check-up process, the risk factors of heart diseases are examined, physical examination is performed, an effort test is applied, and echocardiography and blood test results are evaluated. If the results point to a possible heart disease, further examinations are required for final diagnosis. If the examinations are all normal, suggestions are given to the patient in order to reduce the risk factors and preserve heart health.

Effort Test Laboratory
Effort and exercise test is usually done on treadmills, where cardiac workload is increased gradually.  In the meantime, the EKG is monitored continuously and blood pressure is measure periodically.

Effort test; is done in order to diagnose atherosclerosis, evaluate the drug effects and effort capacity of diagnosed diseases and investigate rhythm and conduction impairments which can only be determined with exercise.

Holter Laboratory
Rhythm holter is recording the heart rhythm for 24 hours with a small device which is connected to the electrodes attached on the chest wall. It is done in order to determine cardiac rhythm and conduction impairments, evaluate the treatment success of arrhythmia, examination of the relation between fainting and electrical activities of the heart and finally, examination of silent coronary artery disease.

As to the holter device, it measures blood pressure for 24 hours automatically within certain intervals.  It can be used to hypertension diagnosis and evaluating the efficiency of the treatment.

Telemetry Unit.
Used for follow-up of patients who are not present in the impatient ward but are still treated in the hospital. The rhythm of the patient who is carrying a small recording device connected to the electrodes, can be continuously monitored at the Telemetry Unit and recorded if necessary.

Echocardiographic laboratory
Echocardiography; It is the process of examining the structures and functions of the cardiac valves, heart muscle and dimensions of the cardiac cavities with the help of the sound waves.

The most common way it is used is transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). In this method ultrasonic probe is used on the chest cage from the outside.

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); is done by placing the ultrasonic probe in the oesophagus.  Because of the close proximity of the heart and oesophagus, this method can clearly visualize the cardiac cavities, aorta and cardiac valve structures. TEE is the method of choice for evaluating clots, aortic rupture in cardiac chambers, infections of cardiac valves, heart perforations and prosthetic valves.

Stress echocardiography; is an echocardiography procedure performed after the heart workload is increased with effort or some medication. It is designed to investigate coronary artery disease and to investigate the cardiac muscle more precisely after a heart attack.

Coronary Intensive Care Unit
The department of Cardiology has a 24-hour Coroner Intensive Care Unit equipped with top of the line modern technologies.

Severe heart problems such as heart attack, acute heart failure, and cardiogenic shock are closely monitored and treated in this unit.

Temporary cardiac pacemaker, catheterization of the pulmonary artery, intra-aortic balloon and mechanical ventilation are some of the medical procedures performed in the coronary intensive care unit.

Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography Laboratory
In the Angiography Laboratory, detailed information about heart pumping function, cardiac valves and coronary vessels is obtained. Important decisions such as coronary bypass operation, balloon angioplasty and cardiac valve operation are taken under the light of this information.

Coronary Angioplasty and Stent application: Coronary angiography is usually treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or stent if the strictures detected in the coronary vessels are at the state of preventing blood flow. Just like Coronary Angiography, PTCA operation can be done by entering through the artery in the leg or arm. Balloon angioplasty is performed by passing Balloon Catheter through the cannula placed in the artery.

Although the success rate of PTCA treatment is high, the same vascular recurrence may be observed in the first 6 months. For this reason, the metallic material called "Stent" which is applied by mounting it on a balloon catheter and which is known to decrease the narrowing rate of vesiculation is used more nowadays.

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