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Treatment of Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects

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Best hospitals and doctors for congenital and acquired heart defects treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
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Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.17255/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Cardiology

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
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
1818
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5030
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
36794

Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Sleep Medicine

The Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main 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. The hospital offers services in the field
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
1645
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4304

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Cardiology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
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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
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
1818
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5028
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
36990

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Cardiology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Cardiology

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
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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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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
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
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Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital in Germany has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2523
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
6743
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
53259

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Medicine

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
1984
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5282
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
39341

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

The University Hospital Jena is a multidisciplinary medical faicility with a long history. It operates 26 specialized departments and 25 research institutes, which embody the highest standards of treatment in Germany. There are annually treated about 420,000 outpatients and 52,000 inpatients. The medical staff of the hospit
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2030
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5362
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
39170

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
1887
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5204
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
37129

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
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2067
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5319
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
39167

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
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
1829
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4942
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
34508

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
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2001
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5438
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
39510

University Hospital Cologne

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care Medicine

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. Both doctors and researchers of the hospital are constantly searching for new techniques in the field of diagnosis and treatmen
Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
1806
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4802
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects with the heart-lung machine
34821

About the disease

Congenital heart defects are the congenital anomalies of the heart. They can also be called inborn heart defects. Usually it means that there is some problem with the heart structure, which developed during pregnancy. Frequency of congenital heart defects is as high as 1% in all newborns.

Most common congenital heart defects are:

  • Septal valve defect
  • Narrowing of the aortic isthmus
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Stenosis of the pulmonary artery valve
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Ebstein`s anomaly
  • Dextocardia

Inborn heart defects are the most common and they have the highest occurrence rate. Other types of congenital heart defects may develop if there is some problem between connection of the heart and major blood vessels. For example, such broken connection may occur between aorta and pulmonary artery. In this regard, blood in the body gets extremely low level of oxygen, which may be life-threatening. Stenosis of pulmonary valve also happens frequently. The more heart defect is complex, more likely heart surgery is the only method of treatment.

Congenital heart defects are rarely diagnosed right after birth. Usually symptoms manifest themselves during the lifetime. It was noted that only those congenital heart defects which are associated with the disruption of pulmonary artery can be diagnosed during the first weeks of child`s life. If a child has a valve stenosis of the pulmonary artery, he has the narrowing of the valve, which means that he does not have enough oxygen. This type of congenital heart defect may also be diagnosed early.

As child gets older, new heart defects, a combination of congenital and newly emerged defects, are appeared. In such case, child who already had correctional heart surgery, may later need another surgery as well. Most common inborn heart defect if the aortic stenosis, which is narrowing (stenosis) of the aorta.

There are many causes known to modern medicine, which can provoke the development of heart disease. Most common causes include genetic predisposition. Inborn heart defects may appear as a result of such infection as rubella, which usually develops during the pregnancy. If patients are closely related, for instance, if they are cousins or have the same gene pool, there is a high risk of heart disease development. Also bad habits of both parents may influence baby`s health. For instance, if a pregnant woman drinks alcohol or smokes tobacco, it can provoke abnormalities in baby`s heart and lungs development. If there is at least one relative with history of heart defect, a woman is examined more often, because a child can also have it. Also if a child has Down syndrome and it was diagnosed during the pregnancy, there is a high risk factor of having heart defect.

Symptoms

Variety of symptoms may indicate an inborn heart defect. Main symptom of heart defect is the lack of oxygen. It may be manifested through the blue, pale color of the skin, lips and nails. Along with this, a person may experience sudden palpitations and swelling of feet, phalanges, ankles or abdomen. Because there is not enough oxygen in person`s body, he can also feel dizzy and faint. Even simple exercises can result in breathlessness.

Diagnosis

Today it is possible to detect inborn heart defects and vascular malformation during the prenatal diagnosis. However, prenatal diagnosis does not serve as a basis for termination of pregnancy. Rather it is designed to provide optimal medical care to the baby after birth, because it is much more difficult to diagnose the defect after child was born than during the development in mother’s womb.

Many inborn heart defects cause loud heart murmurs which may be heard through a stethoscope, which is the most widespread diagnosis device for the detection of heart problems. Depending on the nature of the noise in the heart specialists can detect the cause of murmurs.

With the help of ECG doctors can also detect disturbance in the heart rhythm and determine size and location of heart`s upper chambers. Today the most important method of diagnostic evaluation is echocardiography. This ultrasound accurately reflects heart`s structure and gives doctors an opportunity to see all valves, arteries and upper chambers of the heart. Echocardiography is absolutely painless and it does not pose any risk as cardiac catheterization diagnosis does.

Holter monitoring is device which records the heartbeat for 24 hours to determine if there is anomaly.

Treatment

All interventional heart surgeries present the same goal – correction of heart defect. Surgery mostly aims to normalize blood supply and blood pumping to the whole body and lungs. During such surgery blood with low oxygen level is immediately sent to the arteries, where it is enriched with oxygen. Such operation also has healing effect on the heart rhythm and thus it extends patient’s life.

A particular challenge among severe heart disease treatment is a transposition of the great vessels. This operation is usually done right after the birth of child. In the absence of a transposition, newborns with heart disease die within few days after the birth. During the surgery, surgeons disconnect the aorta and pulmonary artery and rearrange them to the right place.

Surgical treatment is usually performed with the help of heart-lung machine, which allows the patient to breathe and pump blood, while surgeon conducts operation.




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