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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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1634 help1514
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
25307 help22807
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
25494 help22994
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital 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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
2672
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
42249
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
42243
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1512
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
22792
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
23189
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1665
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26139
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26420
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1677
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
27540
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26249
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1563
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
24382
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
24374
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

Hirslanden Klinik Aarau is the largest private hospital in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland and is a first class acute care hospital offering a comprehensive list of personalised medical services.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
0
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
0
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
0
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
0.00
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
0.00
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10 from 42 Votes

The HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal is a well-known maximum care hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Germany. The hospital belongs to the Witten-Herdecke University and, with its 1000 beds, is the largest one in the Bergisches Land region.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1641
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26016
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26340
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Wuppertal

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

The Essen University Hospital is a leading medical center of Europe, where 27 departments and 24 institutes provide their top-class services.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1676
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26458
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26139
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.5/10 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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1673
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26153
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
27548
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen
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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
2138
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
30706
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
30882
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
2062
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
30677
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
30417
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1648
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26068
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26244
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen
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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.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
1668
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26014
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
26133
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds.

Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis
2331
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
36577
Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
36587
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

About the disease

Mitral valve insufficiency is a heart defect, when the mitral valve is unable to pump out the blood from the heart. This is the most common form of all valvular disorders. Every sixtieth patient with heart disease has mitral valve insufficiency. Usually people with insufficient mitral valve also develop the mitral stenosis, when the right atrioventricular orifice becomes narrowed.

There are two types of mitral valve insufficiency: congenital and acquired. Congenital one may be caused by adverse factors experinced by mother during pregnancy. Such adverse factors include smoking, alcohol consumption, infections and polluted environment. Acquired insufficiency of the valve can be result of trauma or tumor. It can also be provoked by rheumatism or infectious illness called endocarditis, which is a malformation of the inner lining of the heart.

Usually insufficiency is caused and accompanied by mitral valve prolapse. It means there is a bulging of one or both heart valves, that separate atrium of the left side from the ventricle. Prolapse is usually detected in young people between 15-30 years old. There are primary and secondary mitral valve prolapse syndromes. Causes of primary prolapse are hereditary or congenital diseases of connective tissue of the heart. The predisposition for secondary mitral valve prolapse is the same as for insufficiency: rheumatism or inflammation process of the heart. Sometimes it may be provoked chest injuries. Most people have no symptoms of mitral valve prolapse. In rare cases a person may complain of pain in the heart, which is usually occurring when a person is emotionally moved or when he conducted some kind of physical activity. 

Symptoms

  • Dry cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stagnation of blood vessels in the lungs
  • Heart palpitations
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Upheavals in the left side of the chest

Patients with insufficient mitral valve can also feel dizziness in the morning or before the sleep and their heartbeat may become unstable due to the disruptions in the heart rhythm.

Diagnosis

  • First of all a doctor conducts an analysis of medical history and patient`s complaints. Then he needs to know if the patient has relatives who suffered from heart diseases to see if patient has genetic predisposition. Physical examination includes auscultation (thorough listening to the heart) through a special device. If a doctor detects a mitral valve insufficiency murmur, he requires patient to have analysis of blood to see if there is any inflammation process or associated diseases. The blood test also determines the level of cholesterol, blood sugar and creatinine.
  • The most important  diagnosis of insufficient mitral valve is electrocardiography, which assesses the rhythm of heartbeats and detects the presence of cardiac arrhythmias. In order to diagnose insufficient mitral valve, a doctor inspects both atriums and ventricles with ECG.
  • Phonocardiogram for mitral valve demonstrates the presence of systolic noise in the projection of valve.
  • Echocardiography of the heart is the main method of determining the state of the mitral valve. It can also estimate the parameters of heart chambers and the thickness of its walls, the condition of the other heart valves and the presence of fluid in the pericardium.

Treatment

  • Prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive) is the most common type of surgery for this heart defect Generally, the replacement can be done by implanting either the biological prostheses (using aorta of animals) or mechanical valve (made of special medical alloys). Biological prostheses are mostly performed for women who plan on pregnancy in future and children, whose heart would not be able to get used to mechanical valve. After implantation of mechanical prosthesis patient requires constant administration of drugs, which can reduce blood clotting by blocking the synthesis of liver substances that create blood clots. After implantation of biological prosthesis the postoperative therapy takes only one or two months.
  • Repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive) is a surgery, during which the mitral valve is constructed to pump out the blood properly.
  • Mitral regurgitation is a surgery when an annuloplasty ring (plastic valve) in inserted into the heart at the base of the leaflets of the mitral valve. This ring supports the internal muscles of the heart, providing valve movement. Surgical treatment is contraindicated if there are irreversible comorbidities, which can lead the to death in the near future.



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