Interventional cardiology

Adam Taleb has a multi-year academic and professional experience in interventional cardiology.

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Aristotle University of ThessalonikiAthens Medical CenterUniversity of MassachusettsUniversity of California San DiegoTUTFS School of Medicine

Specialisation

He trained in the USA with the most modern techniques of Interventional Cardiology at the University of California, performing over 3000 operations.

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. It usually presents with chest pain during exercise (effort angina), but can also occur at rest (unstable angina) or as an acute coronary syndrome.

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Structural heart diseases

Structural heart disease involves problems with the tissues and valves of the heart. Many structural heart diseases are inherited, while some structural heart diseases develop later in life. There are many types of structural heart disease, but they all involve a defect or disorder in the structure of the heart tissue or valves.

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Chronic thromboembolic disease

Pulmonary artery angioplasty is an operation offered to patients suffering from Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. The presence of organized thrombi causes narrowing or even blockage of the pulmonary arteries, resulting in pulmonary hypertension, which in the long run leads to right ventricular failure. The prognosis of the disease, without treatment, is poor, with low survival rates at five years.

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Congenital heart diseases

Congenital heart disease is a defect in the structure of the heart or large blood vessels that is present at birth. The signs and symptoms depend on the specific type of disease. Symptoms can range from none to life-threatening. When present, symptoms may include rapid breathing, light blue skin (cyanosis), poor weight gain, and fatigue. Congenital heart disease does not cause chest pain. Most congenital heart diseases are not related to other diseases. In the long run some of them lead to heart failure.

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Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an abnormal narrowing of the arteries other than those that supply the heart or brain. When stenosis occurs in the heart, it is called coronary heart disease and in the brain, it is called cerebrovascular disease. Peripheral arterial disease most often affects the legs, but other arteries may be involved - such as the arms, neck or kidneys. The classic symptom is pain in the legs when walking, which subsides with rest, known as intermittent claudication. Complications can include infection or tissue death that may even require amputation. Up to 50% of people with PAD have no symptoms.

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