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For over 16 years, the Bulgarian Cardiology Institute (BCI) has been improving access to highly specialised medical care and working around the clock to reduce mortality, particularly from cardiovascular disease and accidents. Improving the quality and prolonging the lives of Bulgarian citizens remains its primary task.

According to the NHIF data published in the “Hospital Index”, in 2022, 8373 interventional procedures for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, such as acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, chronic coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmias, were performed in the seven cardiology clinics of BCI in Burgas, Varna, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen and Yambol. Patients treated in 2022 in BCI clinics represent 20% of all patients in Bulgaria with these diagnoses. The data confirms BCI’s leading position in treating cardiovascular disease patients across the country.

Of the 8373 patients treated, 1460 suffered an acute myocardial infarction. The registered in-hospital mortality rate for this serious life-threatening disease was 5.5% (81 deaths) and showed an almost threefold reduction in mortality compared to the period before 2007, when the massive development of interventional cardiology in the country began. The NHIS statistics confirm the significantly reduced mortality from myocardial infarction in the country in recent years. The clinical results achieved in the Institute’s cardiology hospitals are comparable to the best results at population level in the EU. BCI’s contribution to the development of medical science is also universally recognized at home and abroad.

The BCI is the only hospital structure that publishes the health outcomes achieved in Bulgaria from the treatment of acute myocardial infarction in media accessible to patients. There is no more impartial and accurate testimonial to the professionalism of our teams and the treatment of the patient than the results achieved and the trust earned.

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