Silesian Center for Heart Disease Zabrze

ul. Skłodowskiej Curie 9
41-800Zabrze ·Poland
Prof. Zbigniew Kalarus
Head of Deparment
Preceptor Experience in years of Preceptor Number of cases (average / year) Number of cath labs / equipment
Pacemaker Therapy Dr. Adam Sokal
Dr. Slawomir Pluta
> 4 years (Dr. Sokal)
> 2 years (Dr. Pluta)
IPG: ~ 600 2x cath labs
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Dr. Oskar Kowalski
Dr. Adam Sokal
> 4 years (Dr. Kowalski)
> 4 years (Dr. Sokal)
ICD: ~ 600 2x cath labs
Cardiac Resychchronization Therapy Dr. Oskar Kowalski
Dr. Adam Sokal
> 4 years (Dr. Kowalski)
> 4 years (Dr. Sokal)
CRT-D: ~ 200
CRT-P: ~ 10
2x cath labs
BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring in practice Dr. Oskar Kowalski > 10 years One of the seven biggest Home Monitoring Center worldwide with more than 500 active patients
(all remote surveillance systems 800 patients)
Electrophysiology Prof. Zbigniew Kalarus
Dr. Radosław Lenarczyk
Dr. Patrycja Pruszkowska
> 10 (Prof. Kalarus)
>5 years (Dr. Lenarczyk)
> 4 years (Dr. Pruszkowska)
AVNRT/WPW: ~ 200
RF PV isolation: ~ 50
Afib balloon cryoablation: ~ 150
VT: ~ 50
VT (Epicardial): ~ 0
VT (Endocardial): ~50
2x cath labs

Carto, NavX, DynaCT
TEE guidance of IAS puncture

Additional information

Particular offerings/techniques - Modern and highly specialized heart center
- One of the seven biggest Home Monitoring Center worldwide with more than 500 active patients
(all remote surveillance systems 800 patients)
Hospital size 7 Departments (e.g. Department of Cardiology Congenital Heart and Electrotherapy etc.)
7.884 inpatients and 150.000 outpatients (10.000/year ICD/CRT follow ups)
Access to location Airport Katowice (~ 20km)
Airport Krakow (1,5 hours by train to Zabrze)
Last update of information 2017

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