Department Head: Professor Lesław Szydłowski, MD. Ph.D.

Head Nurse: Anna Krzyżak

Secretary’s office of the Department: (32) 207 18 55


Number of beds: 32

Floor: 2


We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, including:

  • diagnostic catheterization
  • interventional catheterization
  • myocarditis
  • arrhythmia
  • arterial hypertension
  • congenital heart disease
  • pacemaker implantation
  • comprehensive diagnostics of fainting in children
  • cooperation with Kliniczny Oddział Wad Serca i Kardiologii Dziecięcej [Clinical Department of Heart Diseases and Pediatric Cardiology] in Zabrze


We cooperate closely with the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery of the Upper Silesian Child Health Centre in the area of hospitalization of the patients suffering from the most difficult and complex heart diseases. We also conduct hospital consultations a day for patient admitted to other departments.

Thanks to the Hemodynamics and Interventional Radiology Laboratory opened in the hospital in June 2010 we are able to perform specialized procedures and complex non-surgical closures of ventricular septal defects, closures of vascular connections, vasodilation, or atrial septostomy (the so-called Rashkind’s procedure), which have significantly raised the prestige of our centre on the national level. We have joined a group of the best Polish hospitals performing highly specialised procedures in the field of interventional cardiology.


Diagnostics Laboratory at the Department of Pediatric Cardiology:

  • Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Holter ECG Laboratory
  • Holter RR Laboratory
  • ECG Laboratory
  • TILT – TEST Laboratory
  • Ergospirometry Laboratory
  • Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Monitoring Laboratory


We possess modern equipment which enables us to diagnose heart diseases (echocardiography) and to evaluate cardiac activity (24-hour Holter ECG Record, 24-hour arterial blood pressure monitoring, moving track offering the possibility to analyse gases in the exhaled air).