enfermedades sistémicas

Area Manager: Irene Diez Itza

Donostialdea IHO

The general objective in this area is to involve professionals at the Donostia University Hospital in research studies, and to establish and strengthen existing lines of research.

The Research Groups carry out a wide range of activities, which can be divided into two parts:


The Obstetrics and Gynaecology line of research, which covers both prenatal diagnosis, the development of new diagnostic techniques for foetal, maternal and neonatal complications in pregnancy and childbirth.

Systemic diseases:

Line of research into Therapeutic Intervention in Cardiovascular Diseases that focuses its studies on the electrophysiological treatment of cardiac arrhythmia.

Line of research into Heart Failure caused by Hypertension, studying the predictive value of new biomarkers in heart failure with hypertension and valvular causes, and which has embarked on new lines of research on fibrosis associated with the ageing process, and in particular in patients with degenerative aortic valve disease associated with ageing.

Line of research into Ageing and Chronicity Health Services Research Group seeks to promote integral research into health and thereby gain deeper knowledge of the mechanisms that influence the genesis of health conditions and limitations in chronic activity, with the aim of establishing and addressing the most effective intervention strategies.