Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Pauls Stradins University Hospital, Riga

Founded in 1910 (100th anniversary in 2010) Great investments made by professor Pauls Stradins (1896 – 1958) Leading multi-functional university hospital in Latvia Operates as state limited liability company, subordinated to Ministry of Health 2886 employees Leading hospital in cardiology, invasive cardiology, transplantology, vascular diseases, neurology and neurosurger, and internal medicine. Key operational indicators (2011): 870 beds, 47111 inpatients, 18 172 day-stationary patients, 253906 outpatients, 26 802 surgeries, average length of stay – 5,6 days, average bed occupancy rate – 83,5%.

Excellence in:
– patient treatment (emergency cases, highly specialized care), medical
– education (pre-diploma and after-diploma training, knowledge centres for
– nationwide medical services, more than 80 medical doctors and 180
– interns),and scientific research (clinical R&D)
Main areas of research in cardiology:
1. Epidemiology and prevention of CVD;
2. Invasive cardiology;
3. Atherosclerosis of coronary and peripheral vessels;
4. Evaluation of gene polymorphisms in the development of coronary heart disease;
5. Secondary CVD risk factors
6. Imaging diagnostics
7. Rare diseases.

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