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Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
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PFO reconstruction open surgery
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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
1735
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Cardiology

The Medipol Mega University Hospital is the leading and the largest medical facility in Turkey where the patients can receive top-class medical services according to the international standards. Thanks to a highly qualified medical team, cutting-edge medical technology and a special atmosphere aimed at recovery, the hospital has
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
793
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
8778 help7522
PFO reconstruction open surgery
16823.2 help14746

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
1805
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17692
PFO reconstruction open surgery
24989

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
480
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
5851

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Cardiology

The Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa is the largest and the most progressive hospital in Northern Israel. The medical center was founded in 1938 and nowadays is proud of its long history, rich and successful experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical fields. The hospital serves more than 2 million local
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1068
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
13442
PFO reconstruction open surgery
20796

Klinik im Park Zurich

8.9/10
location_onSwitzerland, Zurich

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases

Every year, Zurich attracts thousands of foreigners with its best Swiss clinics. One of them is Klinik Im Park that has been providing a constantly high level of medical services, professional care and friendly atmosphere for 25 years. Why exactly do patients choose Swiss clinics? The reason is that our specialists will do their
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Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
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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
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
1801
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
16731
PFO reconstruction open surgery
23754

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
2420
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
24602
PFO reconstruction open surgery
35395

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
1926
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18783
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26560

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
1959
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18283
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26550

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) diagnosis
1797
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
17395
PFO reconstruction open surgery
24809

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
1818
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
16649
PFO reconstruction open surgery
23615

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
1948
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18322
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26735

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
1976
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
18653
PFO reconstruction open surgery
26710

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
1810
Atrial appendage occluder implantation in PFO
16735
PFO reconstruction open surgery
23516

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. 




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