Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis & Treatment

Global expertise
in thoracic and cardiovascular diseases

The Monaco Cardiothoracic Centre, which opened in 1987, is exclusively dedicated to the medico- surgical management of thoracic and cardiothoracic diseases, in adults and children.



Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease is a disorder that affects the heart’s arteries (coronary arteries) which narrow (stenosis) and reduce the flow of blood to the heart muscle (myocardium). Coronary artery disease is subject to risk factors for atherosclerosis…


Valvular heart disease

Valvular heart disease refers to all the diseases affecting the heart valves. Heart valves are mobile structures that separate the four cavities of the heart and whose role is to ensure the passage of blood in the normal direction (they act as “valves”)…


Heart failure

Heart failure is the inability of the heart muscle to perform its normal role as a pump, which allows the circulation of oxygen-enriched blood throughout the body. Blood flow is insufficient to satisfy the body’s needs.



Vascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is a set of disorders affecting the heart and blood vessels. Generally speaking, they include sclerosis (pathological hardening of a tissue, organ), and stenosis (narrowing of a canal or orifice) and occlusion of arteries or veins…



Pediatric congenital heart disease

The Monaco Cardiothoracic Centre treats and monitors patients with pediatric congenital heart disease in both children and adults, for scheduled or emergency hospitalisation. It regularly entrusts the surgical treatment of the most complex cases to internationally renowned pediatric heart surgeons : Prof. R. Prêtre (Lausanne), and Prof. O. Raisky (Paris)…

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