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Success in numbers

Silesian Center is a modern European hospital, where our internationally recognized know-how, patient oriented service meet the state-of-art-technology.
Working since 2011 in 2 hospital buildings, SCCS includes following well-organized clinical units:
• adult and pediatric cardiology wards
• cardiac surgery and transplantation
• mechanical circulatory support
• vascular surgery
Our facilities include:
• 5 modern operating rooms, designed using cutting-edge technology, of which 1 is hybrid
• 7 cardiovascular interventional labs, of which 2 are electrophysiology and electrotherapy labs
Silesian Center has 278 beds, of which 112 are fully-monitored ICU beds. Every year, our hospital admits approx. 15,000 patients from all Poland and abroad, offering a full profile of cardiological procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, as well as all types of cardiac surgical procedures currently available in the world.
In 2012 the hospital is planning to perform over 12.000 cardiological procedures, including:
over 6,000 coronarographies
• 3,000 PTCAs
• 350 biopsies
• 400 right heart catheterisations
• over 300 paediatric diagnostic procedures
• 130 paediatric interventional procedures
• 100 Amplatzers
• 600 stimulators
• over 400 ICDs
• 260 BIV-ICDs
• 380 ablations

Since founding of Zabrze Cardiac Surgery in 1985 till 2011our Heart Team has performed 30.600 heart procedures in children and adults - experience no other cardiac surgery in Poland can match.
This number includes:
  • 884 ortothopic heart transplantation in adults and children
  • 72 lung transplants (single or double), including 3 successful transplantations in patients with cystic fibrosis
  • 5 heart and lung transplantations
23 LVAD (2009-2012,till April) implantations were performed, both in adults and children:
- 15 POLVAD-Religa (adults)
- 4 HeartWare (adults)
- 4 Berlin Heart (children)
Since April 2011, with opening of our second hospital buliding, two additional operating rooms - one of them hybrid have been established. Today our Heart Team works in 5 modern operating rooms, designed according to the best world standards. Our know-how combined with cutting-edge technologies guarantees our patients medical care at the highest level.
Extended facilities have allowed us to extend our surgical activity. More then 2.400 heart surgeries are performed now annualy. Approximatelly half of them are related to the surgical treatment of CAD (coronary revascularization, minimally invasive surgery, OPCAB) and its complications (surgical post-infarction left ventricle remodeling, plasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation). Other half - surgical treatment of acquired heart disease, valve diseases, congenital heart diseases in children and adults, surgical treatment of heart rhythm disorders, surgical treatement of aortic aneursysms (also endovascular and hybrid).
Plans for 2012:
Estimated numer of heart procedures in adults and children only for 2012: 2.400

In this number:
1300 coronnary procedures (including OPCAB, MIDCAB, TECAB + PCI)
↑700 heart defeacts (including minimally invasive)
200 congenital heart diseseas in children and adults
100 aortic aneursysm procedures
30 minimally invasive endoscopic ablations in persistent atrial fibrillation
40-50 heart transplantations
20 lung transplantations
12-15 VADs implantation (POLVAD-Religa, HeartWare)