UZ Brussel - Centre for Heart and Vascular Disease

UZ Brussel - Centre for Heart and Vascular Disease

The UZ Brussel is an academic hospital associated with the faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. With more than 3000 employees and 721 beds it is responsible for over 27.000 hospital admissions and 400.000 ambulatory patients each year.
In 2009 the UZ Brussel received for the second year in a row the “Top Employer” label awarded by the Corporate Research Foundation, making it the only hospital in Brussels to have received this award.
In 2007 the departments of Cardiology and Cardiovascular surgery joined forces to form the Centre for Heart and Vascular Disease. The CHVZ (Centre for Heart and Vascular Disease) has become an indispensable player on the health care scene in Brussels and in Belgium. Even abroad, the Centre for Heart and Vascular Disease is considered to be a leading institution. The center combines extensive medical expertise with patient-friendly service in order to achieve genuine high-quality care.


UZ Brussel
Centre for Heart- and Vascular diseases
Laarbeeklaan 101
1090 Jette



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