St. Ekaterina HospitalEdit profile
Coordinates: 42°41′6″N 23°18′44″E / 42.685°N 23.31222°E / 42.685; 23.31222
The St. Ekaterina University Hospital (Bulgarian: университетска болница „Св. Екатерина“) is a university hospital in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It was formed in 1985 as a national centre for cardiovascular diseases led by professor Aleksandar Chirkov. A second centre was established in 1989 also under Chirkov, with the uniting on 3 February 2002 to form the present hospital.
The St. Ekaterina Hospital is known for the first heart transplant in Eastern Europe (the then-Soviet bloc) in 1986.
The hospital consists of three dynamic complexes — a diagnosis department, a hospital and an administrative and economic department.