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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 stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
22567
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe
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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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1595
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
13171
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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2112
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
16986
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
56269
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
22455
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1499
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
12418
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
41588
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
22257
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1499
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
12596
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
0.00
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
0.00
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
0.00
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
24019
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1655
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14307
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
49279
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
25936
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1658
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14237
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
49406
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
25975
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2086
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
16556
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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1656
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14104
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
0.00
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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1652
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
13997
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
25569
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2047
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
16590
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
0.00
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

Hirslanden Klinik Aarau is the largest private hospital in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland and is a first class acute care hospital offering a comprehensive list of personalised medical services.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
0
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
0
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau
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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
0.00
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1642
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14291
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
49322
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
25655
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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About the disease

Aortic valve stenosis is the narrowing of the aortic valve, when free flow of blood from the left ventricle is obstructed. In aortic valve stenosis the valve can not open completely, so the blood flow gets stuck. Because of this narrowing the heart muscle needs to work twice as hard, that`s why person with aortic valve stenosis feels dizziness, weakness, problems with breathing and he can faint. Aortic valve stenosis is much more frequently diagnosed among men than among women. Isolated and exceptional case of aortic valve stenosis is very rare, usually it is combined with other heart valve defects, such as mitral stenosis or aortic insufficiency. If a person has bicuspid aortic valve, he can also develop aortic valve stenosis, because his valve forms bicuspid configuration instead of tricuspid, which is normal.

Causes:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Infectious endocarditis
  • Disease of Paget
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Renal disease

Symptoms

  •  Shortness of breath, when it becomes very difficult for the patient to breath
  •  Fatigue, when patient feels tired even in the morning
  •  Weakness of almost all muscles
  •  Strange palpitations
  • Heaviness in the chest close to the heart

Unexpected cardiac death in valve stenosis occurs in 4-7% of cases, mostly among elderly patients with progressed narrowing of the valve opening.

Diagnosis

Almost all patient with stenosis of aortic valve have a very pale skin. During the medical appointment a doctor inspects the medical history to see if there were some diseases in the patient's past which could cause stenosis of valve. He also asks a patient if there were some members in his family which suffered from the valve insufficiency. Sometimes a doctor may ask a patient to do several simple physical exercises to see if there is enough oxygen in patient`s lungs to undergo normal physical activity without shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations. Usually patients with stenosis of aortic valve do not have enough oxygen in their system, as aorta is mainly responsible for distributing oxygen throughout the patient's body.  Also during the general examination a doctor may notice that the palpation of apical impulse is displaced. ECG can show the signs of valve hypertrophy, arrhythmias and sometimes - the aortic block.

Most effective method of aortic valve stenosis diagnosis is echocardiography, which shows if there are disruptions in the blood pumping of the valves.

Treatment

All patients, including those who have asymptomatic stenosis of valve, should be under the close supervision of a cardiologist. They are recommended to conduct echocardiography every 5-11 months. Those who have stenosis of valve need to take serious antibiotics before dental or any surgical procedures. Pregnancy for woman with aortic valve stenosis requires careful monitoring of woman`s heart rate. Abortion is indicated in severe degree of aortic valve stenosis since it may result in heat failure.

  • Valve stenosis surgery is required if there is severe shortness of breath and constant dizziness. If it is difficult for the patient to breath, doctors may use the balloon valvuloplasty, which can dilate the aortic stenosis and let more oxygen in. Main purpose of any aortic valve stenosis surgery is the widening of the valve. It can be achieved not only during the balloon valvuloplasty.
  • Aortic valve replacement is a procedure, when the affected valve is completely removed and replaced by its mechanical analogue or valve tissue of the donor or animal. Patients with artificial implanted valves require lifelong monitoring. If there was a mechanical replacement of aortic valve, a patient may accumulate certain blood clots throughout his lifetime, that's why he must take drugs which will prevent blood clots. Valve tissues may need to be replaced or transmitted in future.
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) also aims to replace the valve, but this procedure is less invasive and is performed with catheter.



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