Heart Project

Medical School of Athens at Attikon Hospital (NKUA)


Athens Medical School is operating since 1837 and has active presence in the events of our country and internationally. During these years very important educational, research, clinical and social work has been done. Today the educational work of the 628 Professors concerns of over 2.500 undergraduates, 3.000 graduate students and 3.000 doctoral candidates. The recent research work contributes in making our school one of the world’s leading Medical Institutions, preceding the 2/3 of the American Medical Schools. The Vascular Surgery Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, is located in Attikon Teaching Hospital.

Attikon Teaching Hospital is the main hospital of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. It is a tertiary teaching hospital, and is considered one of the largest hospitals in Greece. It is located in Haidari, Attiki, on the western area of Athens. It is a general hospital, which covers almost all medical specialties. The Vascular Surgery Department consists the main Vascular Surgery Unit of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the largest University in Greece. It contains 34 beds, and more than 1000 operations are taking place annually. The Department has 9 unique outpatients clinics throughout the week. More than 5000 patients are examined in outpatients clinics annually. The Department covers the total spectrum of Vascular Surgery. The medical stuff of the Department is consisted of 7 specialist Vascular Surgeons, 6 Vascular Surgeons in training and a staff of 10 nurses. The Department is in close co-operation with the Department of Interventional Radiology. The Department has participated in various projects including Phase III clinical studies, multicentre randomized trials, experimental studies as well as various clinical trials.
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