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Treatment of Atrial Flutter (fibrillation) in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
521
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
2170
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
6529

St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine

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. The clinic has at its disposal the latest
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
2346 help1796
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6799 help6059
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
18706 help16386

Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology and Pulmonology

The Hospital Neuperlach Munich provides modern medical services of the highest quality. The medical center is an Academic Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and therefore it can offer its patients innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods available only in the best German hospitals. The medical complex o
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1801
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
16627

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1931
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6760
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
18730

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the 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 field
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
0
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
0
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
0

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
2535
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
9265
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
26181

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
2118
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6970
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
19680

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1876
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6462
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
17702

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
2126
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6966
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
19801

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1897
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6683
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
18801

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1960
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6483
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
17359

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
2020
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
7086
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
19832

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1967
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
7142
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
19633

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1790
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
6310
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
17476

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
1815
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
5947
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
16343

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
2030
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
7185
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
19840

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

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
Atrial Fibrillation (Flutter) Diagnosis
2104
Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation
7082
Pacemaker implantation to treat atrial fibrillation (flutter)
19613
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Among all the organs in the human body, the heart is probably the one that requires the most attention; if there are any problems with it, patients are advised to seek medical help. For example, when it comes to atrial fibrillation, a disease requires medical care, which is efficiently provided in Germany.

Atrial fibrillation refers to heart rhythm disorders. Normally, the heart beats steadily and regularly, whereas, with this disorder, it beats chaotically or excessively. Sometimes even healthy people notice atrial flutter when they are emotionally disturbed.

Content

  1. Atrial fibrillation overview
  2. What causes atrial flutter?
  3. Is atrial fibrillation dangerous?
  4. How does atrial flutter manifest itself?
  5. Principles of treatment of atrial fibrillation
  6. Conservative therapy
  7. Minimally invasive treatment methods in Germany
  8. The cost of treatment in German hospitals
  9. Why undergo treatment in Germany?
  10. Treatment in German hospitals with Booking Health

Atrial fibrillation overview

 

Atrial fibrillation is a type of heart rhythm disorder characterized by a frequent and chaotic heartbeat. In this pathology, a circulatory disorder is present, which affects all human organs and systems.

In a healthy body, the heart rate may also become faster or, conversely, slower. All of this is a normal adaptation of the heart to the current loads. Thus, during intensive physical activity, heart rate increases, and during rest, respectively, it decreases. This process is quite physiological and necessary to ensure sufficient blood flow to the muscles. However, with pathological changes in heart rhythm, an increase and decrease in the frequency of beats occur regardless of the intensity of the load. Atrial fibrillation, for instance, may occur both during physical activity and in a state of physical and emotional rest. In some cases, the heart rate can reach up to a dangerous frequency, becoming a serious threat to the life of patients.

Without adequate treatment, the pathology can provoke angina, thromboembolism, ischemic stroke, or even cardiac arrest.

The risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation is several times higher than in people without it. Patients with rheumatic heart disease complicated by atrial fibrillation have a higher risk of developing the cerebrovascular disorder than patients without atrial fibrillation.

In patients with atrial fibrillation, the mortality rate is approximately 2 times higher than in patients with sick sinus syndrome. Dissociation of atrial and ventricular function leads to a decrease in cardiac output by 20 – 30% due to the lack of atrial contribution to cardiac output, as well as incomplete filling of the left ventricle with blood.

Thus, long-term existing atrial fibrillation leads to the development of dilated cardiomyopathy, which is accompanied by dilated heart cavities, marked systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle (reduced ejection fraction), the occurrence of mitral and tricuspid regurgitation, which leads to the increase in the probability of heart failure. Atrial fibrillation leads to blood stasis and thrombosis in the auricle of the left atrium with a high risk of cerebral artery occlusion, the main arteries of the upper and lower extremities, and vessels supplying internal organs.

What causes atrial flutter?

 

Several health conditions and diseases predispose to the occurrence of atrial flutter. It is often detected in older people, as well as in those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, in which the systemic function of the heart is somewhat damaged. Damage to the heart functioning can be caused by:

  • Myocardial infarction.
  • Damaged heart valves.
  • Congenital heart defects.
  • Thyroid hyperfunction (hyperthyroidism) or other metabolic disorders.
  • Various stimulant substances (caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, certain medications).
  • Pre-operative heart or lung problems.
  • Lung diseases.
  • Stress related to pneumonia, surgery, or other causes.
  • Sleep apnea.
  • Obesity.

Is atrial fibrillation dangerous?

 

In most cases, atrial fibrillation does not pose a threat to the life of patients directly. To a greater extent, it affects the accelerated process of heart failure, reducing the quality of life. However, in some situations, patients having the diagnosis are in danger. Certain conditions for the formation of blood clots can arise, and such traveling clots can block the vessels of the brain, limbs, and internal organs, which is considered fatal.

The most favorable conditions for thromboembolism are created in the chronic (permanent) type of atrial fibrillation. Besides, patients with atrial fibrillation are influenced drastically in terms of their quality of life: constant feeling of the danger of atrial flutter at any moment, and complete dependence on access to medical help is quite exhausting.

To conclude, atrial fibrillation can be called a life-threatening condition, considering that the atrial muscle fibers lose the ability to work in a synchronized manner. This chaotic twitching also causes the ventricles to contract irregularly. In addition to the disruption of normal life, atrial fibrillation can lead to serious complications: the development of heart failure, the formation of blood clots in the atria, which can get to the brain and cause a stroke, get into the peripheral arteries, causing various ischemic disorders and damage to the limbs. This is a serious disease that requires monitoring and quality medical care. The treatment of atrial fibrillation in Germany guarantees full exposition of all functions of the cardiovascular system and prevention of future disorders.

How does atrial flutter manifest itself?

 

One could explain what happens in atrial flutter giving an analogy with water: when stones are thrown into the water, regular waves begin to spread on its surface. Similarly, electric excitation waves spread with a normal heartbeat (an electric impulse causes different heart areas to contract regularly and consistently). However, if several stones are thrown at the same time, regular waves are not possible, and a series of chaotic, irregular waves occur on the water surface. This is what happens with atrial flutter.

Commonly identified symptoms are heart palpitations, trembling, or a feeling of inconsistent heart beating. Dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain, dizziness or drowsiness, a feeling of impending fainting or syncope, anxiety, or a panic attack can occur.

It is also worth knowing that in some people atrial fibrillation goes and persists without clinical manifestations.

Principles of treatment of atrial fibrillation

 

The main goal of the treatment of atrial flutter is to improve the patient's quality of life, to create a stable remission of the disease, and to prevent strokes. In German cardiology centers, several tactics are used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The choice of therapy depends on the complexity of the disease and complications caused by it.

Patients may be offered conservative treatment in the Department of Internal Medicine at German hospitals, where they will be under the constant supervision of specialists and medical staff. All appointments are made by a cardiologist after receiving the results of diagnostic tests and examinations.

However, it is proved that the most effective way to achieve the goal of treatment is a combined approach, which includes the prescription of medications in combination with a specific type of surgical treatment.

Conservative therapy

 

Atrial flutter belongs to factors that can contribute to ischemic stroke resulting from thrombus formation. The first-line medical care for atrial fibrillation is medication that controls thrombus formation. It is prescribed since control of the clotting system is required. These drugs are indicated for virtually all patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation. Regardless of whether the disease is permanent or occurs in an acute form (paroxysmal), the risk of stroke is the same.

In patients with acute atrial fibrillation, prophylaxis is prescribed. If an attack occurs for the first time, medication is not prescribed. Drugs that provide heart rate control and enhance the tolerance of recurrent rhythm disturbances may be recommended. Drugs are also not prescribed if the patient's episodes are asymptomatic and do not reduce the quality of life. When heart rate control is not achieved and the tolerance to paroxysms worsens, the cardiologist together with the patient decides on the prescription of antiarrhythmic drugs or surgical treatment of atrial flutter. If a prolonged episode does not resolve itself, patients should consult a specialist, who will choose the appropriate method to control the disease.

When the paroxysmal type of atrial flutter transforms into chronic, the main task of therapy is heart rate control. Medications that reduce tachycardia are prescribed, among which beta blockers are the priority. An integral part of the therapy is the treatment of the disease that has caused atrial flutter: coronary heart disease, heart failure, arterial hypertension, thyroid disorders, and others.

The method of drug restoration of normal heart rhythm, as well as the procedure of rhythm restoration by electrical cardioversion, has been developed. Rhythm restoration requires certain medication, the scheme of which will be determined by the doctor, based on the individual characteristics of the disease. With the advent of the latest highly effective antiarrhythmic agents, preference is given to drug-assisted rhythm recovery.

Minimally invasive treatment methods in Germany

 

Based on a detailed examination and accurate diagnosis, German doctors select the most effective drug therapy strategies. With drug treatment in Germany, intravenous injection of medications is quite often used to stop the attacks. In addition, drug therapy is supplemented by a special course of physical exercises, which are aimed at strengthening the heart and normalizing its functions.

Taking into account that drugs can only make the patient's condition milder but never cure the condition completely, the European medicine can offer minimally invasive methods able to get rid of the disease completely.

In electrical cardioversion, electrodes are inserted into certain areas of the atrium, in which the attacks occur, using catheterization. A momentary current discharge triggers the correct rhythm. The effectiveness of electrical cardioversion in the treatment of atrial fibrillation in Germany is 90%, which is far superior to the results of drug therapy. The procedure is easily tolerated by patients and requires no rehabilitation.

Radiofrequency catheter ablation is another procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, where a distant electrode is inserted through a vein on the hip or forearm, precisely in the area of pathological lesions, which are affected through an electric impulse. The results of catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in Germany are among the best in the world. Efficiency is 80% with the first procedure and 90% with the second one.

Pacemaker implantation is also used to treat atrial fibrillation in Germany. In general, a pacemaker is implanted under local anesthesia and the surgery lasts about 30 minutes. A special catheter is inserted through a puncture in the hip region into the heart cavity. The cardiac surgeon then makes a small incision in the skin in the chest area and inserts the pacemaker itself into the subcutaneous tissue. The device is connected to the electrodes, and the incision is sutured.

In Germany, state-of-the-art pacemakers are used that can respond to physical exertion and speed up the heartbeat based on the body's needs. In addition, if the heart fails critically, the pacemaker delivers an instant impulse that normalizes the heart.

Why undergo treatment in Germany?

 

There are several reasons why so many people choose to undergo atrial flutter treatment in Germany. Some of them are:

  • The presence of specialized cardiology centers, specializing in the treatment of diseases provoking heart rhythm disorders.
  • Consultation and treatment by the best cardiologists in Europe.
  • The use of fundamentally new non-drug approaches in the treatment of atrial fibrillation in Germany.
  • Modern equipment and research activities of hospitals that facilitate better diagnostics and treatment.
  • High treatment success rates: 9 out of 10 patients completely get rid of atrial fibrillation.
  • Excellent conditions of stay and a comforting atmosphere contribute to quicker recovery and emotional stability, which is extremely important in the treatment of cardiac diseases.

The cost of treatment in German hospitals

 

The cost of treatment in German hospitals is determined individually in each case according to the treatment method and stage of the disease. As a rule, only an average cost of treatment can be estimated. Very often the average amount includes ten days of planned inpatient treatment and rehabilitation at the first stage, but this principle is not universal and any related details need to be specified.

  • The prices for diagnostics for atrial flutter start at 521 EUR.
  • The cost of treatment with electroconvulsive therapy starts at 2,170 EUR.
  • The cost of treatment with pacemaker implantation starts at 6,529 EUR.
  • The cost of treatment with radiofrequency ablation starts at 6,928 EUR.
  • The prices for cardiac rehabilitation start at 566 EUR.

And again, prices for atrial fibrillation treatment in Germany depend on many factors. So, if you want to get a free consultation on the subject of treatment in Germany and the cost of the treatment, contact us via the request form on the Booking Health website.

Treatment in German hospitals with Booking Health

 

If you want to know more about atrial flutter diagnostics and treatment in Germany and atrial fibrillation treatment, in particular, you have found a reliable source.

Booking Health will provide you with answers to any questions on choosing a clinic or doctor right now in any convenient way for you. In addition, we can arrange everything necessary to make your trip and treatment at the highest level, and the most comfortable for you. The medical company Booking Health provides the full range of services for arranging treatment of atrial fibrillation in Germany: selection of the best cardiological hospitals, preparation, and translation of necessary documentation, transfers from and to the airport, booking accommodation, and coordination of all stages of treatment.

All you need to do is leave your request on the Booking Health website, and our managers will contact you shortly.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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