Patient care

Cardiothoracic department

The cardio-thoracic department combines skills of all specialties related to cardiac and pulmonary pathologies affecting children and adults at two sites: Haut-Lévêque and Saint-André. It has a total capacity of 425 beds (including 22 day-admission places).


The expertise of medical and paramedical teams of the department is applied within a perfectly integrated organization, ensuring all patient care stages are effectively carried out:

  • a consultation platform mutualized with non-invasive exploration centers (Echo, ECG, Stress test, Holter…)
  • an emergency department and cardiac intensive care unit
  • a technical platform of interventional cardiology at Haut-Lévêque (6 hemodynamic and electrophysiology rooms) and an invasive exploration sector at Saint-André
  • two cardiac and thoracic surgical rooms coexisting alongside intensive care and monitoring units 
Department of cardiology - cardiac electrophysiology

The Bordeaux University Hospital’s cardiac electrophysiology service has the highest activity rate in France for cardiac electrical tissue interventions (approximately 1000) and pacemaker and defibrillator implantations (approximately 800).


Patients from all over France, Europe and worldwide are treated here.  

Reference Center for Hereditary Rhythmic diseases

Reference Center for Hereditary Rhythmic diseases and for the prevention of Sudden death (in charge: Prof. Frederic Sacher) 


Our reference center takes charge of patients with inherited arrhythmic diseases i.e. (Brugada Syndrome, Long QT syndrome, Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia…) and patients with a high risk of sudden death.  The patient care is located at the Hospital Haut-Lévêque, Service of Prof. Haïssaguerre - Cardiology Unit.

For many years, our team has been working on scientific methods for a better understanding of the causes of ventricular fibrillation (main cause of sudden death), to develop innovative therapeutic treatments (percutaneous cauterization on areas provoking these arrhythmias) and to ensure a better health care for patients: In 2003, we developed a new technology, the telecardiology, and we participated to numerous studies within a national registry.

The creation of the Liryc institute (Electrophysiology and heart modeling Institute) in 2011, has allowed us to explore new fields of research around these pathologies.
In the early years of 2000, we were able to organize & homogenize the full care of these patients in the Aquitaine region.  We have also put into place a family screening of patients with hereditary rhythmic diseases thanks to the collaboration of Dr Caroline Thambo (genetic dept.) and the establishment of joint consultations  (cardiologist and geneticist).

Following the « state-of-the art » intervention skills developed here to better treat ventricular-fibrillation, we now treat patients from all over metropolitan France, from overseas and from Europe for the treatment of the most complex cases.

We are also involved in risk prevention, through ongoing education of practitioners and cardiologists through EPU, training courses, worldly convention meetings, but mostly through a specific web site developed by Prof. Bordachar in order to allow practitioners to familiarize themselves with useful aspects of the ECG signals allowing them to identify these pathologies.  (


Medical advice

To request an appointment in the cardiology-cardiac electrophysiology department, please contact the office on +33 5 57 65 64 71. 


You can also send your medical records to the address below or contact us via the form below. Please detail your medical history and include as far as possible your previous medical reports, ECGs and any other information you consider relevant.

Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque
Service du Professeur Michel Haissaguerre

Objet : Demande d’avis médical
Avenue de Magellan
33604 Pessac, France


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