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Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center

General Information

  • Address: 's Gravendijkwal 230, room BA 587
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Postal Code: 3015 CE
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Phone: 0031107035260
  • Type of centre:University
  • Number of Cath labs in your centre: 5
  • Number of Cath operators working in your centre: 7
  • Number of interventionists in your centre: 7
  • Additional comments:

PCI Procedures

  • Number of cath procedures performed each year in the centre: 3000
  • Number of PCIs performed each year in the centre: 1700
  • 24/7 Primary PCI service in the centre?: Yes
  • Number of Primary PCIs performed per year in the centre: 500

Techniques and Quality

  • Techniques available in the centre: PCI, Echocardiography, Coronary, Non invasive imaging, Peripheral, Positron emission tomography, Structural and heart failure interventions
  • Subtechniques available in the centre: Lower limbs interventions, Cardiac magnetic resonance Imaging, HOCM alcool ablation, FFR/iFR, Rotational atherectomy, Stress echocardiography, OCT, Single-photon emission computed tomograph, Renal denervation, Left atrial appendage closure, TAVI, Coronary angiography, NIRS, Other adult congenital heart disease procedures, IVUS, Primary PCI, Transcatheter mitral valve replacement, Paravalvular leak closure, CTO PCI, Left ventricular assist devices, Intracranial stroke interventions, Cardiac computed tomography, Aortic interventions, Transcatheter mitral valve repair, Atrial septal defect/Patent foramen ovale/Ventricular septal defect closure, Volume of radial activity
  • Centre affiliated to a quality insurance programme: Yes
  • Centre participate in scientific studies: Yes
  • Centre participate in national/international registries: Yes, both national and international
  • Centre participate in randomised clinical trials:


  • Centre has Peer reviewed scientific publications?: Yes
  • Number of articles related to interventional cardiology published by the centre in the last 5 years: 250
  • Scientific fields of interests: Management of Percutaneous Intervention Complications, Indication for Treatment and Patient Selection, Procedural Techniques

Fellowship programme

  • Number of local fellows in interventional cardiology who attend the centre: 3
  • Number of international fellows accepted by the centre (per year): 5
  • Type of fellowship offered by the centre: Research
  • Possibility to develop a thesis during the stay: Yes
  • Does the centre have a specific fellowship program with defined objectives?: Yes
  • Language(s) used to perform clinical activity: Dutch

Person in charge of the Fellowship programme: