The magic of cardiac surgery

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The magic of cardiac surgery

by Ioannis Tzanavaros, Clinical Professor, University of Nicosia Medical School.

Introduction by Joseph Moutiris, Clinical Professor, University of Nicosia Medical School.

Cardiac surgery is an evolving field offering solutions to infants, children and adults with acquired and congenital heart problems. About 80 years ago the pioneers of the field discovered how to repair the heart without damaging it resulting to millions of lives saved. Recent advancements in technology and techniques lead to less invasive and more innovative treatments, which solve difficult problems and tackle complex cases.


Professor Tzanavaros holds a Medical Degree (MD) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School. He is a cardiac surgeon and board certified congenital and paediatric cardiac surgeon. His Doctorate Thesis was completed in Charité-Medical University,  Berlin. He trained and worked in Germany for a total of 21 years.

From 2016 to 2021 he served as the Director for Surgery of Congenital Heart Disease in Stuttgart, Germany before returning to Cyprus. Professor Tzanavaros is the Founder of the Cardiac Innovation Center at Apollonion Private Hospital.

His areas of interest cover all types of congenital heart disease and minimally invasive congenital and acquired heart surgery.

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