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Treatment of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

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Cost for treatment

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
489.64
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
6149.16
PFO reconstruction open surgery
9502.49

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1773.94
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17958.5 help16158.5

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1847.02
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18254.85
PFO reconstruction open surgery
27833.32

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
2489.08
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
25468.89
PFO reconstruction open surgery
38697.18

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
0
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
0
PFO reconstruction open surgery
0

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1842.84
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17251.56
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26543.98

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1973.34
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
19393.85
PFO reconstruction open surgery
29473.44

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
2007.8
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18871.85
PFO reconstruction open surgery
29463

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1838.67
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17944.78
PFO reconstruction open surgery
27645.4

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1860.59
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17165.96
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26398.86

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1996.31
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18912.57
PFO reconstruction open surgery
29656.14

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
2025.54
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
19258.13
PFO reconstruction open surgery
29630.04

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1852.24
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17255.74
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26295.5

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1784.38
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
15774.3
PFO reconstruction open surgery
25046.88

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
2069.39
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
19305.11
PFO reconstruction open surgery
29331.46

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
2047.47
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18990.87

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Cardiology

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
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1849.11
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17229.64
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26414.52
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About the disease

Atrial septal defect, also known as ASD, is a congenital disease of the atrial septum, when there is a hole between the two upper chambers of the heart. Because of this hole, the lungs and heart receive an excessive amount of oxygen and thus overwork and weaken. If not treated, a large defect can damage the lungs and heart. In some cases, this defect is so small that it may go unnoticed by the person who has it. An atrial septal defect can appear during prenatal development due to a genetic predisposition or environmental factors which had an effect on the baby's health. Smoking, alcohol consumption and various infections contracted during pregnancy can also affect a baby's health. 

This disease rarely manifests itself in children. Symptoms usually start to appear after the age of 30.

Symptoms

  • Frequent inflammation of the lungs
  • Heart murmur
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart beat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Inability to exercise and engage in physical activities for a long time
  • Swelling of legs

Atrial septal defect contributes to 5-10% of all inborn heart defects in babies. The highest prevalence of its manifestation is 21-30 years, with 80% of patients with atrial septal defect having severe symptoms at this age.

Diagnosis

During a physical examination, a doctor will listen to a patient's heart with a stethoscope to see if there are any murmurs or whooshing sounds in the valves. Presence of a heart murmur can be a cause of other heart diseases, however, which is why a patient would need to undergo further diagnostics to know for sure if they have an atrial septal defect.

  • An Echocardiogram is used to produce images of the heart to see if there is a hole between the patient’s heart chambers, which is having a detrimental effect on its pumping function.
  • X-Ray also produces heart images, but it is difficult to see the hole with this method if the atrial septal defect is very small.
  • A CT scan is used for detecting the smallest atrial defects, which wouldn't be picked up on an echocardiogram.    

Treatment

  • Reconstruction surgery aims to close the hole between two heart chambers and repair the pumping function of its valves, so that the heart and lungs get a normal supply of oxygen. Such reconstruction can be done by open-heart surgery or endoscopy. 
  • Cardiac catheterization with mesh patch implantation is a procedure that implants a surgical mesh, which is a loosely woven sheet, into the heart to support its pumping function. Such implantation can be performed during cardiac catheterization.

Overall, such procedures have a favorable outcome and the patient usually has a long life expectancy. 

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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