Heart and Lung Center
We offer specialist medical care in the fields of cardiology, cardiac surgery, pulmonary diseases, and general thoracic and esophageal surgery. The Heart and Lung Center is one of the 13 departments in the Helsinki University Hospital Area.
We are responsible for the emergency services for heart diseases around the clock. In thoracic diseases, the Heart and Lung Center has Finland's only specialist-level emergency clinic for pulmonary diseases and emergency-care preparedness for thoracic diseases.
We have national responsibility for heart and lung transplants. We are also the centralized unit responsible for the treatment of rare and demanding congenital diseases of the thoracic cavity and the heart.
The Heart and Lung Center is the largest center in Finland and is a major center even on a European scale. The center plays a pioneering role in robot-assisted and video-assisted surgery.
In the Cardiology division, we examine and treat the most severe congenital heart defects and other rare heart diseases in adult patients nationally.
In the Cardiac Surgery division, we examine and treat heart diseases. Diagnostic examinations and surgical procedures for cardiac surgery in adult patients have been centralized in the Heart and Lung Center at Meilahti Tower Hospital.
In the Pulmonary Disease division, we are responsible for the activities of the specialty of pulmonary diseases in the hospitals of Meilahti, Jorvi, and Peijas, the Skin and Allergy Hospital (Sleep Research Outpatient Clinic), and the Rekola Group Home, and home care for respiratory paralysis patients.
The General Thoracic Surgery Division is a leading national center and developer of the field in Finland. We treat patients with benign or malignant diseases in the lungs, esophagus or trachea, mediastinum or chest wall that can be treated surgically or endoscopically.