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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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1492
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
22674
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
20320
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe
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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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1520
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
22570
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
20271
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1502
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
22482
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
21083
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1578
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
24277
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
22543
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1667
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
25486
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
23776
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1643
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
25888
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
23927
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
0
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
0
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
0
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau
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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1660
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
26573
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
23569
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
0.00
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
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Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1652
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
25817
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
23591
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1666
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
26555
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
23622
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
2079
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
29825
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
27384
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
2151
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
29815
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
27431
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1667
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
25586
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
24090
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
1656
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
25862
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
24047
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.

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis
2313
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with endovascular tricuspid valve repair and cardiac catheterization
35179
Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure)
32288
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

About the disease

Tricuspid valve disease is the abnormal function of the tricuspid heart valve. There are four main valves in the human heart: aortic, mitral, palmonary and tricuspid. The tricuspid valve is located between the upper right heart chamber and the bottom chamber. The tricuspid valve mainly regulates the blood flow and is responsible for normal blood circulation. There are two causes of tricuspid valve disease. The first one occures if the valve is too leaky and blood goes not further, but backwards. Tricuspid valve diseases rarely occur solely and of their accord. They usually appear in combination with dysfunctions of other valves, that are interconnected with each other.

Diseases of tricuspid valves include the valve incompetence, the valve difficiency, the valve stenosis and the valve regurgitation. In some cases the person with the tricuspid valve disease experiences the dysplasia of the heart valve, when the valves do not develop and function properly. Usually the dysplasia is inborm and is characteristic for both humans and animals. 

The tricuspid disease causes are:

  • Infection
  • Heart pathology
  • Aortic valve disease which affected tricuspid valve
  • Long-term neglected hypertension
  • Tumor
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Arythmia
  • Endocarditis

Another common cause is the rheumatic fervor. It is also called the rheumatic heart disease meaning that the inflammation process, which originated from a throat infection, reached the heart. This fever can attack not only heart, but also brain, skin and ligaments.

Symptoms

Tricuspid valve disease has usually the same symptoms as atrial fibrillation or arythmia. They include extremely rapid heartbeat(more than 250 beats per minute), uneasy feeling in the chest, difficulty breathing and pain in the neck. The patients tire quickly and feel exhaustion even if they do not engage in any work. Many of them complain of a constantly cold skin, which does not warm even during the hot weather. Sometimes their hands are so frozen that they feel a strong trepidation and fever with their body temperature being perfectly normal. 

Diagnosis

  • Tricuspid valve disease is usually diagnosed during the simple check-up at the cardiologist. Every heart has its own specific murmur that the doctor can hear in the process of such procedure. It may be explained by the excessive blood flow from one valve to another. This murmur reminds by its sound the river`s flow, which does not stop for a second. The more progressed is the tricuspid valve disease, the more loud is the murmur in the heart.
  • Another simple diagnosis option is the calculation of the pulse beats, which can be performed by the patient even at home. Usually in case of the tricuspid valve disease the pulse is best heard in the area of the neck, when the patient can feel a very strong pulsation in the vein right behind his ear. The liver also becomes somewhat enlarged and the abdomen boosts in its size. Most people think that the reason for the abdominal enlargement is indigestion or obesity, while in reality the cause for all the unpleasant feelings is the heart.
  • More serious diagnosis methods include the electrocardiography,. This is the device, which examines the heart on a deeper level. More modern and precise method of examination is the echocardiography, which is nowadays may be performed in every large hospital.

Treatment

Before the surgeon or cardiologist chooses the option treatment, he observes the patient for a certain period of time. For instance, the heart`s condition may improve over some time by itself or it may deteriorate in the retrospect. Furthermore, the heart rhythm of the person who has heart disease changes every week and in some cases every day. To understand the progression of the valve`s work, the doctor needs to regularly observe the patient for at least one month, until he can make a solid conclusion about the exact treatment of tricuspid valve, that would help. Sometimes he can even decide that the patient does not need any treatment, aprt from the usual drugs and medicines, that regulate the heartbeat and help the blood circulate efficiently. in other cases, the surgical intervention is unavoidable, because the person has trouble breathing and feels weak all the time, as the blood flow does not reach the neck and the brain properly.       

Surgery

  • The best surgical decision for this disease would be endovascular tricuspid valve repair or traditional tricuspid valve repair (open-heart procedure). They both repair the damaged valve by inserting the special ring which would normalize the work of the valve or by replacing it with the new one. The main difference is that the first option is less invasive and performed with few incisions, while during open-heart procedure a surgeons makes one big incision. 
  • Valvuloplasty is effective, but can be applied only in certain cases, during the valvuloplasty the surgeon widens the heart valve with the catheter and regulates the blood circulation through this valve. the catheter also stretches the valve, so that the blood flow can go freely up to the neck and further to the brain. The valvuloplasty is performed during the open operation of the heart. it means that the patient receives the general anesthesia.
  • Sometimes the surgeons may perform the replacement of the valve which is usually done if the usual methods of surgery can not be applied. The problem with the valve replacement is that it is very difficult to find the actual donor, whose valve would function properly in the body of the patients. Many of them wait for years until the right donor is found. If the donor can not be found, the surgeons may use the animal valve, but this kind of replacement is more risky than if that was done with the human valve. Recently the medical world invented the mechanical valve, which can be implemented immediately after the diagnosis. The only complication is that the long-term results of the mechanical valve usage are still unknown. The mechanical replacement is performed only of the condition of the patient is critical and his life is under the threat.     

After the treatment, many patients are advised to undergo the endocarditis prevention therapy. This therapy is done precautiously so that the patient would not contract the infection, called endocarditis. Endocarditis damages the heart valves. It becomes even more ferocious after the patient undergoes the valve treatment and surgery. Usually endocarditis originates in the teeth of the patient, so if the patient was diagnosed with tricuspid valve disease, he should also be examined by the dentist to prevent any teeth troubles. In order to do that the patient needs to take exceptional care after his gums, lead a healthy diet and stop smoking if he still does so. If the patient does contradicts the infection, he is feverish, cold and his throat becomes severely sore. When this happens, the patient needs to see both cardiologist and dentist immediately.   




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