25 years of Cardiothoracic
35 000 surgeries were performed since 1988 until 2012.
Since 1988 a staggering 35 000 surgeries have been undertaken at the CHUC-Centre of Cardiothoracic Surgery, headed by Prof Manuel Antunes. 1 846 of them were performed in 2012. An average growth of three percent per anum.
The Heart Transplant Program was initiated in November of 2003, 230 transplants have since been performed.