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Treatment of Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency

 

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Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
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Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
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Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Oldenburg

Department of Cardiac Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Oldenburg ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds. The medical facility annually serves 37,000 patients on an inpatient and partially inpatie
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
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Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
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University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
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Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
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Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
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Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1867
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
29099
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
25005

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1817
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
27529
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1833
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
28966
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
24949

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Cardiac Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1939
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
29308
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
24856

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1998
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
30841
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
26465

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1797
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
27755
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
23437

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiac Surgery

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
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Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiac Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1964
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
31049
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
26606

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2021
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
30792
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
26836

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1827
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
27458
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
23557

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiac Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
1978
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
30702
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
26604

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Cardiac Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2367
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
40814
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
35219

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis
2008
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with replacement
31166
Treatment of pulmonary valve insufficiency with surgical repair
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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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