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Treatment of Aortic Valve Stenosis in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
468
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
5165
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
17015

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Oldenburg

Department of Cardiac Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Oldenburg ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds. The medical facility annually serves 37,000 patients on an inpatient and partially inpatie
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2005 help1655
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
41481 help38881
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)
26428 help24428

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1955 help1811
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14499
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
47779 help42591

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1967
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
15321
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
47003

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1809
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14221
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
44340

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1929
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
15435
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
47106

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplantation

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1832
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
15125
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
47255

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2064
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
15799
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
49752

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1797
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14428
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
44457

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiac Surgery

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
0
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
0
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
0

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiac Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1918
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
16034
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
50254

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1911
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
15785
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
49872

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1799
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14543
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
44541

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiac Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2027
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
16283
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
49825

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Cardiac Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2522
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
21489
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
66879

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
2008
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
16262
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
49748

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects, Heart Valve Diseases

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis of aortic valve stenosis
1796
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with balloon valvuloplasty
14421
Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
44348
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Content

  1. Overview
  2. Symptoms
  3. Diagnostics
  4. Treatment
  5. Where can I undergo aortic valve stenosis treatment in Germany?
  6. The cost of treatment of aortic valve stenosis in Germany
  7. How can I undergo aortic valve stenosis treatment in Germany?

 

Aortic valve stenosis develops when the leaflets of the aortic valve lose their elasticity, which is why the valve cannot open fully and perform its function properly. This causes additional load on the heart.

Most often, elderly people suffer from this heart disease, which makes it more complicated to perform surgical treatment.

Overview

 

Aortic valve stenosis is a fibrous transformation of the aortic valves that leads to a narrowing of the aortic opening and decreased ejection of blood from the left ventricle into it. The aortic valvular heart disease is accompanied by a chronic systolic overload of the left ventricle with the progression of myocardial hypertrophy and stenosis narrowing, that aggravates the circulatory failure.

The main cause of aortic valve stenosis is rheumatism. The second most frequent etiological factor is atherosclerosis. The third most important factor among all the causes of aortic valve stenosis is congenital heart diseases (bicuspid aortic valve, congestive heart failure, hypoplasia of the aortic valve).

Clinical risk factors of the degenerative aortic valve stenosis development are similar to those for atherosclerosis of the coronary vessels. Common risk factors of the cardiovascular system diseases, such as age, smoking, high levels of low-density lipoprotein and cholesterol in the blood, arterial hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, are associated with the onset and progression of aortic valve stenosis. Elderly valve stenosis patients usually have underlying coronary or peripheral vascular disease. The risk factors associated with the onset of valvular heart disease may differ from those that contribute to the development of the disease, but the disease progresses more rapidly in old age.

Symptoms

 

Aortic valve stenosis patients often experience:

  • Shortness of breath on physical exertion
  • Angina attacks
  • Rapid fatigue, muscle weakness
  • Tachycardia
  • Attacks of cardiac asthma and pulmonary edema (in severe cases)

Diagnostics

 

Methods for diagnosing aortic valve stenosis include:

  • Echocardiography. It is used to visualize the chambers of the heart and the aortic valve, assess the blood flow through the heart and severity of the condition. Echocardiographic procedures allow visualizing morphological changes in the valve apparatus (the nature of stenosis, the degree of calcification), as well as determining hemodynamic parameters (transvalvular gradient) and assessing myocardial reserves (ejection fraction, wall thickness of the left ventricle).
  • Computed tomography (CT) of the heart. The examination is required to create detailed images of the heart and heart valves. It can be used to measure the size of the aorta and to examine the aortic valve in detail.
  • Cardiac catheterization. This method gives a detailed visual picture of the heart arteries and allows doctors to measure the pressure in the chambers of the heart.

Also, during the examination, the patient may have ECG, exercise ECG, and stress tests. Electrocardiographic data often indicate left ventricular hypertrophy and overload, coronary insufficiency (relative or due to concomitant damage of the coronary arteries).

X-ray examination is characterized by the aortic configuration of the heart due to an increase in the left ventricle and the heart dysfunction. Often there is also a post-stenotic expansion of the ascending aorta.

Treatment

 

The 10-year mortality rate of untreated patients with aortic valve stenosis reaches 80-90%. Therefore, all patients with clinical manifestations of aortic valve stenosis have permissions for urgent treatment.

With minor symptoms, regular monitoring in the department of cardiology, along with following the principles of a healthy lifestyle and symptomatic drug therapy, is sufficient. More severe cases may require aortic valve replacement. In some cases, a doctor of the department of cardiology may recommend surgery even if there are no severe symptoms.

Possible surgical treatments include aortic valve repair and aortic valve replacement or implantation.

The indications for aortic valve stenosis replacement are:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Valve infection that is resistant to treatment
  • Septic embolism
  • Regurgitation of blood (reverse blood flow)

Surgical treatment of aortic valve defects consists of replacing it with an artificial heart valve prosthesis.

There are two types of heart valve prostheses, i.e. biological and mechanical ones.

With biological prosthetic heart valves, there's no need to take anticoagulant therapy (artificial blood thinning). However, biological aortic valve prostheses have short service life. Already in the 2nd year after the surgery, degenerative changes in valves and their compaction may be observed, the valves experience elasticity failure.

A mechanical heart valve is implanted for life. In the presence of modern mechanical prostheses of heart valves, their only significant drawback is constant controlled anticoagulant therapy.

The aortic valve replacement is performed under general anesthesia, in conditions of artificial circulation and cardioplegic protection of the myocardium. The average duration of the operation is 3 hours.

After the aortic valve replacement, patients are admitted to the intensive care unit where they receive complex intensive therapy. After that, patients are transferred to the department of cardiology. In about 7-10 days they are discharged from the hospital and undergo further rehabilitation at home. Patients’ return to normal life occurs on average in 1-1.5 months after surgery.

Where can I undergo aortic valve stenosis treatment in Germany?

 

Medical tourism is becoming more and more popular these days, as a treatment in Germany often ensures a much better quality of aortic valve stenosis therapy.

The following hospitals show the best success rates in aortic valve stenosis treatment in Germany:

  1. University Hospital Oldenburg
  2. University Hospital Essen
  3. University Hospital Ulm
  4. University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  5. University Hospital Tuebingen

You can find more information about the hospitals on the Booking Health website.

The cost of treatment of aortic valve stenosis in Germany

 

The prices in European hospitals listed on the Booking Health website are relatively low. With Booking Health, you can undergo aortic valve stenosis treatment in Germany at an affordable price.

The cost of treatment in Germany varies, as the prices depend on the hospital, the specifics of the disease, and the complexity of its treatment.

The cost of treatment of aortic valve stenosis with aortic valve replacement in Germany starts with 23,990 EUR.

The cost of treatment of aortic valve stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Germany starts with 32,824 EUR.

You might want to consider the prices of additional medical procedures and follow-up care. Therefore, the ultimate cost of treatment of aortic valve stenosis may differ from the initial price.

To find out information about the overall cost of treatment in Germany, contact us by leaving the request on the Booking Health website.

How can I undergo aortic valve stenosis treatment in Germany?

 

It is not easy to self-organize any treatment abroad. It requires certain knowledge and expertise, as well as receiving permission for travelling abroad. Thus, it is safer, easier, and less stressful to use the services of a medical tourism agency.

As the largest and most transparent medical tourism agency in the world, Booking Health has up-to-date information about aortic valve stenosis treatment in the best European hospitals. We will help you select the right medical center taking into account your wishes for treatment.

We want to help you and take on all the troubles. You can be free of unnecessary stress, while Booking Health takes care of all organizational issues regarding the treatment of aortic valve stenosis. We provide our services so that you can undergo aortic valve stenosis treatment safely and successfully.

Medical tourism can be easy! All you need to do is to leave a request on the Booking Health website, and our manager will contact you shortly.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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