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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.

Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
22446
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
20237
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe
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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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1582
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2163
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
22678
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
20426
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1519
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
22398
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
20389
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt 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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1485
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1568
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
24084
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
22624
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1572
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1676
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
25682
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
23832
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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1672
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
25627
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
23879
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2084
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1660
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1675
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
25570
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
23900
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1646
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1565
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2069
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

About the disease

Pulmonary valve insufficiency is a disorder of the pulmonary valve structure, when blood starts to flow backwards instead of towards the lungs. People with this disease usually have a murmur in their heart caused by high pressure in the arteries and lungs. In most cases, this disease is congenital, but it can also develop in someone who has a long history of hypertension. This disease can also be caused by endocarditis, which is inflammation, and by lung disease when the lungs are not able to process the blood flow generated by the pulmonary valve. According to medical website NorthwellHealth.com, this type of insufficiency can also affect other valves, such as the mitral, aortic and tricuspid valve, which is why it is so important to treat it in time. This disease is very rare, but it can result in such complications as ventricular dilation. The prognosis for such a disease is usually favorable. According to American website MedScape, reintervention of the valve occurs in 93.5% of cases following valve replacement.

Symptoms

  • Heart murmur
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Blue lips
  • Feet swelling
  • Irritability
  • Arrhythmia

In 80% of cases, this disease is asymptomatic. 10% of patients suffer from artery hypertension. In 5% of cases, symptoms are severe. 

Diagnosis

If pulmonary valve insufficiency is asymptomatic, its main manifestation is a heart murmur. The most precise diagnostic methods are:

  • Echocardiography is commonly used for diagnosis of this disease. It generates sound waves and creates an exact picture to show whether blood flow is working in the right way or if it is flowing backwards.
  • A Chest X-Ray can show if there are any problems with the lungs that could have caused this disease.
  • A Cardiac MRI generates magnetic waves that can assess the condition of the heart chambers, thus detecting any changes in pulmonary valve structure.
  • During an Electrocardiogram, electrodes are applied to a patient's chest, to see the heart’s activity.
  • Pulse oximetry is the monitoring of oxygen levels, which is needed to assess whether there is enough blood supplied to the lungs.

Treatment

Pulmonary valve insufficiency treatment has options such as:

  • Pulmonary valve repair
  • Pulmonary valve replacement

Pulmonary valve repair is usually performed if insufficiency is congenital. It is well tolerated by both children and adults. During this surgery, the surgeon repairs the pulmonary valve so that it pumps the blood in the right direction. A surgeon may perform trimming and reshaping of the heart flaps if they are the reason for valve insufficiency. If there is a problem with the ring of tissue to which the flaps are connected, a surgeon can perform an annuloplasty, which is another type of repair.

Pulmonary valve replacement is performed in more progressed stages of this disease. There are two types of valve replacement:

  • Mechanical valve
  • Bioprosthetic valve

Bioprosthetic replacement uses the valve of an animal, such as a cow or a pig.

The newest types of pulmonary valve insufficiency treatment include pulmonary homograft and the Melody valve treatment. A pulmonary homograft is usually used for the treatment of children, because it can adapt to the body as the child grows. Melody valve treatment is a less invasive valve replacement and is inserted into the heart through a blood vessel in the patient’s leg.




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