Partner 5 - Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, VUH SK, Vilnius, Lithuania

Prof. hab. Dr. med. Pranas Šerpytis

Principal Investigator

Phone: +370 (0) 6868-8996

Fax:+370 (5)236 5268




Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos, VUH SK, Vilnius, Lithuania

Santariškių str. 2
LT-08661 Vilnius



Institute presentation

Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos is one of the largest hospitals in Lithuania. The Cardiology Department is considered one of the leading institutions in Lithuania in the treatment of heart diseases. The catheterization laboratory works 24/7 and has close ties with local hospitals. So all patients with AMI are quickly transferred from local hospitals to Santariskiu Klinikos where coronary angiography and PCI are usually performed. Moreover, since it is the one of the largest heart centres in the country most difficult cases of heart diseases in local hospitals usually are transferred to Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos. The personnel is thus highly experienced and well equipped to treat patients with all kind of heart diseases including acute coronary syndromes with or without cardiogenic shock. Prof. Pranas Serpytis is the head of Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU). He is the coordinator of this study in Lithuania responsible for the organization of the study work, patient recruitment, treatment in the ICCU after the revascularization and the follow-up. Prof. Dr. Serpytis is a senior anesthesiologist and a senior cardiologist. He is one of the most experienced specialists in the treatment of patients with cardiogenic shock. Dr. G. Davidavicius is a senior cardiologist at the cath lab. He will be responsible for the randomization of the patients who will be selected to participate in this study in Lithuania. He has been specializing in San Rafael Hospital at the Prof. A. Colombo clinic and he is one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists. Doctors A. Baranauskas, T. Ivanauskiene, M. Jerdiakovas and V. Bilkis are interventional cardiologists as well. The work in the cath lab is organized on a shift basis to ensure randomization and treatment according to study protocol at all times. Doctors R. Serpytis, R. Katkus, A. Pileckij and I. Alitoit work in the ICCU and coordinate the post PCI treatment of the patients. Moreover, they are responsible for preparing the documentation for the Lithuanian Ethics Committee approval, overall study documentation, follow-up visits and data entry into the eCRF.The working staff in cath lab and ICCU is specially trained and highly experienced. Moreover, ICCU physicians are very well qualified in the use of the current treatment methods in patients with cardiogenic shock such as hemofiltration or hypothermia. The latest ESC diagnosis and treatment guidelines are well implemented in the everyday workflow


The CULPRIT-SHOCK Consortium consists of 17 partners from 11 different EU member states as well as Switzerland.

CULPRIT-SHOCK Workpackages

CULPRIT-SHOCK Workpackages


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