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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 stenosis with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
25504 help23004
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with surgical repair (reconstruction)
25353 help22853
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 stenosis diagnosis
1590
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
13181
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 stenosis diagnosis
1661
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
14229
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 stenosis with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
22793
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with surgical repair (reconstruction)
23299
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

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 stenosis diagnosis
1513
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
12587
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

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 stenosis diagnosis
1593
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
13347
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 stenosis diagnosis
1673
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
14101
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
26234
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with surgical repair (reconstruction)
27567
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 stenosis diagnosis
1656
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
13968
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
26451
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with surgical repair (reconstruction)
26031
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 stenosis diagnosis
2048
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
16830
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 stenosis diagnosis
1653
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
14309
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 stenosis diagnosis
1678
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
14128
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
26327
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with surgical repair (reconstruction)
26232
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
certificate

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 stenosis diagnosis
1660
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
certificate

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 stenosis diagnosis
1583
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
13253
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
certificate

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 stenosis diagnosis
1566
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
13349
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with replacement (homograft or mechanical)
24700
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with surgical repair (reconstruction)
24900
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

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 stenosis diagnosis
2045
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

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.

Pulmonary valve stenosis diagnosis
2035
Treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis with pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty
16721
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

About the disease

Pulmonary valve stenosis is a deformity of the pulmonary valve, when it slows its blood flow. The pulmonary valve is responsible for the supply of blood to the lungs. In most cases, this disease develops even before a child's birth. According to the American website MedScape.com, 12% cases of all congenital heart defects are pulmonary valve stenosis. In adults, 15% of heart defects are caused by this disease and it can develop in 50% of patients with congenital heart disease. It is equally common in men and women. Patients who undergo surgery have a favorable prognosis, with 96% of patients surviving and having normal life expectancy.

In most cases, this disease develops if the valve did not form in the right way during fetal development. Usually it occurs either because of a genetic predisposition or adverse environmental conditions that affected a woman during her pregnancy. Smoking and consumption of alcohol by a mother can also contribute to the development of a congenital heart defect in her baby.

In rare cases, however, pulmonary valve stenosis can occur during a person’s lifetime. Infectious diseases such as rheumatic fever or carcinoid syndrome can damage heart valves and cause pulmonary valve stenosis.

 Symptoms

  • Heart murmurs (an abnormal whooshing sound heard using a stethoscope, caused by turbulent blood flow)
  • Pain in the chest, sometimes in the lungs and heart
  • Frequent loss of consciousness
  • Shortness of breath after moderate physical exercise
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

Diagnosis

Pulmonary valve stenosis is in most cases diagnosed when a doctor listens to a patient’s heart murmur. Modern diagnostic methods include:

  • Echocardiography, which generates sound waves that are produced by the patient's heart. It gives the doctor information about the condition of the pulmonary valve and the severity of its narrowing.
  • An Electrocardiogram, which uses electrodes that are placed on the patient's chest. These electrodes can estimate the heart’s activity and determine whether the wall of the valve has thickened (this is an indicator of stenosis).

Treatment

  • Pulmonary valve repair is a type of heart surgery where the surgeon implants a valve ring, which widens the valve and prevents it from narrowing again. If there is any sign of valve leakage, which can happen if there is an insufficient blood supply, the surgeon can also insert a ring annuloplasty.
  • Pulmonary valve balloon valvuloplasty is the dilation of a valve by a catheter with a balloon attached to it. A catheter is a tube which is inserted into the artery close to the groin. The catheter is then fed through to the heart with the help of special x-rays. In its turn, the balloon widens the narrowed artery. After completing this procedure, the surgeon stitches the groin area.
  • Pulmonary valve replacement is performed if the valve cannot be repaired due to the disease progressing to a severe stage. The valve can be replaced with either bioprosthetic tissue or a mechanical valve. Tissue from animals such as a pig or cow can be used for this purpose. A mechanical valve is more durable than bioprosthetic tissue, but after this surgery you will need to take anticoagulation drugs to prevent formation of blood clots. You may also need to be checked by a cardiologist on a regular basis, to assess the condition of the new valve.

Valve replacement is usually used if there is a high risk of heart failure in the future. It is recommended for both men and for women. This procedure can be performed during open-heart surgery and is less invasive than catheterisation. After this procedure, the patient will usually need to stay overnight in hospital but will probably be discharged the following day.




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