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Heart and Diabetes Center NRW Bad Oeynhausen

location_on Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects (586944)

Eugen Sandica

Dr. med.

Eugen Sandica

Specialized in: pediatric cardiac surgery, treatment of congenital heart defects

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW Bad Oeynhausen offers the full range of diagnostic and surgical treatment in these fields for newborns, infants, adolescents and adult patients with congenital heart defects. The department regularly demonstrates high treatment success rates, thanks to which it has gained a solid reputation in Germany and in the European medical arena. The department annually performs more than 500 surgical interventions on the heart, whereas about 360 of them are performed using a heart-lung machine.

The department is headed by Dr. med. Eugen Sandica, who has excellent qualifications in the treatment of particularly complex forms of heart failure. For example, one of the most outstanding achievements is the operation on a premature girl with a body weight of just 660 grams – a very complex open heart intervention. The size of the heart of a young child was similar to a hazelnut.

The department annually performs more than 500 surgical interventions on the heart, whereas about 360 of them are performed using a heart-lung machine. More than 50% of the operated children were younger than one year old, about 23% were newborns and about 10% were adults. The pediatric heart surgeons also have extensive experience in transplant medicine. To date, the surgeons of the department have already performed about 150 heart transplantations in newborns, children and adolescents.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Surgery to treat congenital heart defects in newborns
    • Transposition of the great vessels
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
    • Aortopulmonary window
    • Interrupted aortic arch
    • Critical aortic valve stenosis (if catheter treatment is not possible)
    • Truncus arteriosus
    • Pulmonary artery atresia/critical pulmonary valve stenosis with intact interventricular septum
    • Tricuspid atresia
    • Univentricular heart
    • Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from pulmonary artery
    • Severe forms of Ebstein's anomaly
    • Critical narrowing of the aortic isthmus (coarctation)
    • Patent ductus arteriosus in premature babies
    • Open heart surgery in very small premature babies
  • Surgery for congenital heart defects in infants, young children and adolescents
    • Atrial septal defects
    • Atrioventricular canal defect
    • Cor triatriatum
    • Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from pulmonary artery
    • Formation of a vascular ring/loop
    • Aorto-left ventricular tunnel
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Double outlet right ventricle
    • Bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis in case of preparation for Fontan procedure
    • Pulmonary blood flow unifocalization in pulmonary atresia with a ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries
    • Heart transplant
    • Artificial heart and mechanical circulation
    • Heart valve surgery
    • Hybrid surgery
    • Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract
    • Aortic stenosis
    • Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
  • Other surgical services

Photo of the doctor: (с) Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Bad Oeynhausen 

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