General Hospital of Thessaloniki “Agios Pavlos”
The General Hospital of Thessaloniki “Agios Pavlos” is one of the 7 public hospitals of Thessaloniki. It is located in the eastern part of Thessaloniki, covering an area of 300,000 inhabitants. The Hospital’s Cardiology Clinic performs all major cardiological treatments. In 2017, over 8,500 patients visited the Clinic, 60% of which were over the age of 65.
The grant regards the purchase of medical equipment needed to treat arrythmias. More specifically, the requested equipment will be used to correct heart rhythm problems through a treatment called cardiac ablation. Cardiac ablation can sometimes be performed through open-heart surgery, but when equipment is used instead, the procedure is less invasive and with shorter recovery times. The direct beneficiaries are 200 patients from the Thessaloniki region who will be treated for arrythmias through cardiac ablation per year.