Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

location_on Karlsruhe, Germany
9.8/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Pediatric Cardiology (570327)

Oliver Egen

Dr. med.

Oliver Egen

Specialized in: pediatric cardiology

About the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe offers all the options of modern medicine in this field. A team of pediatric cardiologists provides modern diagnostics and effective treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the cardiovascular system in premature babies, newborns, young children and adolescents. In addition to the treatment of congenital heart pathologies, the medical facility also deals with the treatment of heart arrhythmias, myocardial diseases and arterial hypertension. The department's medical team specializes in drug therapy, and surgical interventions are performed in cooperation with the specialized partner clinics. Due to the availability of state-of-the-art equipment, the department's specialists accurately detect the slightest anomalies in the development of the cardiovascular system and carry out their timely treatment. The department's doctors are sympathetic to the concerns of parents about the health of their children, therefore they are always open to a dialogue and will gladly hold a consultation on all issues of interest. The department is headed by Dr. med. Oliver Egen.

The most common heart defects treated in the department include tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defects, pulmonary artery stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, isolated stenosis and valvular heart diseases, patent ductus arteriosus, combined mitral defects and many others. The department is one of the best medical facilities of this kind in the region and regularly provides the successful treatment of young patients.

The department's pride is state-of-the-art equipment that allows the doctors to perform a comprehensive assessment of the structural and functional features of the child's cardiovascular system. The healthcare facility offers heart tests, such as echocardiography, including Doppler mapping, color Doppler echocardiography, electrocardiography, ECG Holter monitoring, testing with the use of cardiac event recorders, stress echocardiography, pulse oximetry, 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, cardiac CT and MRI. All examinations are carried out in the most comfortable conditions for the child.

Catheter-based diagnostics and interventional treatment for heart defects in children are carried out in cooperation with the highly specialized departments of the University Hospital Freiburg, the University Hospital Heidelberg and other medical facilities. The therapy for heart arrhythmias (heart rhythm disturbances) is carried out in cooperation with the specialists from the Department of Cardiology. For example, such children may undergo an electrophysiological study or a catheter ablation procedure (in children and adolescents weighing more than 30 kg).

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostic options
    • Doppler echocardiography
    • Color Doppler echocardiography
    • Electrocardiography (ECG)
    • 24-hour Holter monitoring
    • Event recorder for assessing the functional parameters of the cardiovascular system
    • ECG stress test
    • Pulse oximetry
    • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
    • X-ray scanning
    • Magnetic resonance imaging, including MR angiography
    • CT angiography
    • Invasive diagnostics (cardiac catheterization)
    • Electrophysiological studies for the diagnostics of heart arrhythmias
  • Therapeutic options
    • Drug therapy
    • Interventional cardiac catheterization (in cooperation with partner clinics) 
    • Cardiac ablation for arrhythmias
  • Other methods of heart diagnostics and treatment

Photo of the doctor: (c) Städtische Klinikum Karlsruhe

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