Tokuda Hospital Sofia


A Cardiology Forum gathered Bulgarian and foreign experts in the field of the minimally invasive treatment of cardiovascular diseases

10 november 2017

The large-scale event was organized by the Bulgarian Association of Interventional Cardiology under the management of Dr. V. Gelev, Head of the Cardiology Dept with Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital

Worldwide novelties in the interventional treatment of cardiovascular diseases, latest solutions in this area, including contemporary world and European recommendations and best practices, as well as more minimally invasive interventional treatment options as new standards instead of conventional open surgeries (stem stenosis, structure and valve diseases, complex coronary occlusions) have been discussed in details by a pleiad of Bulgarian and foreign cardiologists at the 8th National Congress of Interventional Cardiology, conducted 09-12 Nov 2017 in the town of Plovdiv. Various sessions on interventional treatment of strokes, nursing services, poster sessions, and discussions of medical cases were also part of the agenda.

Dr. V. Gelev, Head of the Cardiology Dept. with Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital, host of the event, warmly welcomed world-renowned physicians in the field of the minimally invasive treatment of heart attacks, and cardiovascular occlusions (to name a few: Prof. Yves Lavour and Dr. Thierry Lefeur, the Jacques Cartier Institute, Massy, France; Prof. Heim Dannenberg, Head of the Israeli University Medical Center Hadas, Jerusalem, Israel; Prof. George Siannos, the University Thessaloniki, Greece; Prof. Narayanswami Sireram, a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Cologne University Hospital, Germany; Dr. Goran Olyverrona, the Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden; Dr. Stefan Togwyer, the Heart Center Lucerne, Switzerland) who had come to share their experience with the 300+ participants from Bulgaria and abroad, and train young specialists. Moreover, several cases were broadcast live from hospitals in Plovdiv and Stara Zagora, and patients got the chance to be treated by using the most innovative cardiovascular interventions, under the guidance and discussions in the course of the procedures by some of the best invasive cardiologists worldwide.

Besides Dr. V. Gelev, other lecturers and moderators from Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital were: Dr. I. Zheleva, Dr. V. Stoyanov, Dr. N. Chilingirov, and Dr. D. Nenov – all from the Cardiology Dept.; Assoc. Prof. D. Nikolov (Head of the Dept.), and Dr. A. Kelchev – both from the Cardiac Surgery Dept., and Prof. I. Staykov, Head of the Neurology Dept.

Cardiovascular diseases in Bulgaria still hold the leading place of causing death and disability. The number of cardiology patients does not decrease. The good and sustainable trend though of patients who manage to obtain adequate treatment and survive cardiovascular issues remains high – due to improving cardiology care in recent years, including by having more specialists trained in providing quality care, introduction of innovative solutions as well as upgrading technology, skills and knowledge.

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Hospital location

51B Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Blvd., Sofia, 1407 (if you drive, the entrance is from Atanas Dukov str.)

The hospital has a parking lot for patients and visitors. The first 30 min. are free of charge, every next hour is 3BGN/hrs.
IMPORTANT! Have in mind that the parking lot is very busy Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 14.00. The hospital team will appreciate if those whose health condition allow, take the drop off option without parking or use other transport means or alternative parking lots in the area.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120

Metro lines: You can get off at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station and walk to the hospital.


From the Central Railway Station

Bus: take bus #305 and get off at Romanian Embassy stop, then transfer to bus #120 to Tokuda Hospital stop.

Metro: Take metro line Nadezda-Lozenetz and get off either at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station, then walk to the hospital.