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Congenital and acquired heart defects: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

See the best foreign clinics for the treatment of "Congenital and acquired heart defects". Our rating is formed according to the official data on the quality of medical services. If you need help choosing a clinic, contact us. Our coordinators will help you choose the medical solution and provide full service support. We will arrange treatment for you as soon as possible, provide you with a transfer, an interpreter and insure your trip. With Booking Health you will be able to focus on your treatment, without worrying about the hassle of  organizational issues.

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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

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.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2573
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4223
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

HELIOS Clinic for Heart Surgery Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe (Klinik fur Herzchirurgie Karlsruhe GmbH) specializes in anesthesiology and surgical treatment of different heart diseases using modern equipment and advanced medical methods. A perfect health condition means a good quality of life.

Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
22394
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
21948
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

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.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2644
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4103
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
22198
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
21883
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
3066
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4886
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Sachsenhausen Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Sachsenhausen Hospital 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 of bariatric surgery.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2426
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
3848
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

University Hospital Muenster

9.4/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
3126
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4823
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
26993
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
27027
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
3078
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4900
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
26959
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
26835
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

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.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2862
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4478
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
24050
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
23850
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2748
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4084
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2764
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4426
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
23900
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
23565
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2741
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4128
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2609
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4207
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
22177
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
22355
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2867
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4339
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
23852
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
23603
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10 from 1 Votes

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic has been intensively working over the years to become one of the leading medical excellence centres in Germany.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
3045
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4898
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
2602
Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4158
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
22187
Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects
22032
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects Diagnosis
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Congenital and acquired heart defects conservative treatment and holter monitoring
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

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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