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SCCS - who we are

Welcome to the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases

The Silesian Center for Heart Diseases in Zabrze is a modern, highly specialized heart center, recognized in Poland and abroad, for its outstanding clinical and scientific achievements in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

The Center offers the broadest possible spectrum of diagnostics, therapeutic and surgical treatment options for both congential and aquired heart diseases. Patients presenting symptoms of acute coronary syndromes are treated immediately by our well trained and experienced cardiologists ready to perform any kind of percutaneous intervention twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. In case of any difficulties, cardiac surgeons are always on standby, prepared to take over.

Silesian Center is also known for its exceptional chronic heart failure program. It has been almost3 0 years since the first successful heart transplantation was carried out in Zabrze. Since then, more than 50 are performed every year, placing the Center in the leading position among other centers across Europe. Based on the excellent outcomes and gathered experience in heart transplantation is the Center's lung tranplant program. It offers severly ill patients with chronic lung disease, a hope they have been waiting for.

The Center continously extends its mission, using the latest advances of technique. Our web site has been optimized to serve our patient best, helping them learn and manage risk factors and most common health issues. "Virtual cardiologist" - a web based interactive application was designed to self check and aquire basic knowledge of one's health condition.

Our Center offers quiet and private environment for our patients. Comfortable stay and quality of medical service have been frequently recognized by our patients.

We are looking forward to having you with us. Guided by our mission: "Cure the heart, save the life, restore hope" we are determined to provide the best possible medical care.

Prof. Marian Zembala, MD PhD FESC

Director of the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases