Prof. dr hab. n. med. Zbigniew Kalarus

Head of the Department of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Defects and Electrotherapy at the Silesian Medical University in Zabrze; internal medicine specialist, experienced cardiologist and clinical electrophysiologist. Since the beginning of his work, he has been associated with the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases. Academic teacher and educator of young doctors. President of the Polish Society of Cardiology in the term 2013-2015. Author of more than three hundred scientific reports. Winner of many scientific awards (including PTK, Rector of SUM

He specializes mainly in invasive cardiology and clinical electrophysiology, where he implements new methods of diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

He has undergone numerous training courses in electrophysiology, ablation, implantation of pacemakers, cardioverter-defibrillators at the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital in Arhus, Denmark, and Catharina Hospital in Eidhoven, the Netherlands.

In invasive cardiology, he deals with the treatment of patients with acute coronary episodes, including myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, the determination of optimal therapies, the determination of risk factors for sudden cardiac death, the impact of metabolic disorders, mainly diabetes mellitus, impaired renal function on early and distant outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction.

Another important clinical and research topic is non-operative repair of severe functional mitral regurgitation using the MitraClip system in high-risk patients disqualified from cardiac surgery, and percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage in patients with atrial fibrillation at increased risk of ischemic stroke.

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