Acibadem Healthcare Group Istanbul

Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (302408)

Ayşe Sarıoğlu

Prof. Dr. med.

Ayşe Sarıoğlu

Specialized in: cardiology, cardiosurgery

About the department

The Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Acibadem Hospitals under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ayşe Sarıoğlu uses state-of-the-art technological equipment and doctors’ professionalism to ensure an early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The Department works around the clock and provides the entire spectrum of cardiac services to both adults and children. The most common cardiac diseases include coronary artery disease, heart attacks, cardiac valve diseases, arrhythmias, endocarditis, cardiomyopathies, abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, varicose veins etc.

An early diagnosis of cardiac diseases is vitally important for the successful treatment outcomes. The Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Acibadem Hospitals, led by Prof. Dr. Ayşe Sarıoğlu, has at its command the latest diagnostic innovations, such as the 2×64 Cross-Section Dual Source Computerized Tomography capable of performing cardiac angioplasty in 6 seconds, the PET-CT enabling detailed imaging of the heart and the Flash CT, which is the fastest tomography instrument in the world able to perform cardiac angioplasty in 0.25 seconds with the lowest level of radiation in the world. There are also offered many other common cardiac tests, namely ECG, a cardiac stress test, echocardiography, stress echocardiography, Holter monitoring, myocardial perfusion imaging, cardiac MRI, PET-CT etc. Coronary angiography is a very effective and reliable diagnostic procedure performed in the catheter laboratory and making hospitalization necessary.

In addition, the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Acibadem has unique expertise and skills in performing robotic cardiac interventions with the use of Da Vinci robot. The patients with coronary artery disease are operated via robotic method routinely, if their anatomical structures are fit. Furthermore, mitral valve repair, mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve intervention can also be performed with the use of the Da Vinci robotic system, which has a very high rate of success and offers a number of advantages, including less bleeding, less need for blood transfusion, less pain, lower infection risks and faster recovery.

Overall, the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Acibadem, led by Prof. Dr. Ayşe Sarıoğlu, offers the following treatments for heart diseases:

Cardiovascular embolism

  • Implantation of coronary stents
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Robotic coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Small incision coronary artery bypass surgery

Cardiac valve diseases

  • Percutaneous valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Robotic valve surgery
  • Minimal incision valve surgery


  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantation of the permanent and temporary pacemaker
  • AICD implantation
  • Implantation of three-chamber pacemaker

Aortic diseases

  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
  • Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
  • Hybrid treatment
  • Surgical repair
  • TAVI

Peripheral embolisms

  • Carotid artery stenting (CAS)
  • Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Peripheral bypass surgery
  • Peripheral endoluminal bypass

Varicose vein

  • Transdermal laser
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Varicose vein surgery
  • Endovenous varicose vein surgery


  • Interventional treatment (ablation)
  • Surgical treatment

Congenital heart diseases

  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Pediatric heart surgery
  • Treatment of congenital cardiac diseases with the use of catheter
  • Surgical treatment of congenital cardiac diseases

It is worth noticing that the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Acibadem Healthcare Group under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ayşe Sarıoğlu also specializes in the treatment of pediatric cardiac diseases. The most common diagnostic tests for children are electrocardiography (ECG), chest X-ray, which provides information about the size and shape of the child’s heart and lungs, echocardiography and Doppler technique, fetal echocardiography, which helps to identify any cardiac anomalies before birth, as well as cardiac catheterization, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac MRI.

Some pediatric cardiac diseases can be treated by medication, while others require catheterization and surgery, for example, congenital defects, such as atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrioventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis and many others.

Apart from the top-class diagnostic and treatment services, the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Acibadem also provides a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation. 

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