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Aortic valve insufficiency (avi): Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2666
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with aortic valve repair
20525
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
22312
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2607
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
3587
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

HELIOS Clinic for Heart Surgery Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe (Klinik fur Herzchirurgie Karlsruhe GmbH) specializes in anesthesiology and surgical treatment of different heart diseases using modern equipment and advanced medical methods. A perfect health condition means a good quality of life.

Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with aortic valve repair
18422
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
20295
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe
certificate

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2493
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with aortic valve repair
18294
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
20617
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
certificate

Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2555
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2796
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with aortic valve repair
21782
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
23729
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2558
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
certificate

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2725
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with aortic valve repair
21529
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
23941
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
3536
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2801
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with aortic valve repair
21613
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
23938
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2897
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with aortic valve repair
21894
Treatment of aortic valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
24579
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2613
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2724
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10 from 1 Votes

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic has been intensively working over the years to become one of the leading medical excellence centres in Germany.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
3509
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Aortic Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
3609
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

About the disease

Aortic valve insufficiency is a heart disease, whereby aortic valve is damaged. This condition is 10 times as common in men than in women. The aortic valve is responsible for passing the blood before it exits the heart to other organs. In aortic valve insufficiency this valve is unable to close completely causing some amount of blood to flow back to the heart. As a result, heart muscles work extra hard to pump out the excessive amount of remaining blood causing blood pressure to rise. Moreover, a person does not get enough oxygenated fresh blood, causing him/her symptoms similar to anemia. If not treated on time, this condition can tire down the heart and cause development of other heart diseases. This disease tends to progress very slowly and it can be latent for years before a person starts to notice first symptoms. Aortic valve insufficiency accounts for 4% of all heart diseases.

One of the leading causes of aortic valve insufficiency is rheumatic fever. It can also develop as a result of congenital defect and previous heart infections. Long-term high-blood pressure can also affect the way aortic valve pumps out the blood.   

Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling of compression
  • Episodes of fainting caused by insufficient amount of oxygen in the body

Diagnosis

  • A chest X-ray can determine if the left ventricle is enlarged, which can be an indicator of problems with aortic valve.
  • An ECG measures the electrical activity of the heart, which is usually abnormal if a person has heart insufficiency. It also determines if a person has high blood pressure.
  • An echocardiogram shows the image of the heart and allow the cardiologist to see if a person has aortic valve insufficiency. This test is usually enough for a final diagnosis of this disease. 

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment includes regular monitoring of aortic valve at cardiologist along with improving the lifestyle, such as going on a healthy diet, exercising regularly and always keeping in check the blood pressure. Conservative treatment is indicated only in case insufficiency does not cause any symptoms to the person and does not present any danger.
  • Aortic valve replacement is an open heart surgery. During the replacement, a surgeon removes the affected aortic valve and replaces it with either mechanical or animal valve, depending on what is more preferable for each individual case.
  • Aortic valve repair is also an open heart surgery, during which a surgeon repairs the place where insufficiency takes place allowing aortic valve to close properly and restoring normal blood flow. 



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