Hospital of Nuremberg

Nürnberg, Germany

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with myocardial infraction (program ID: 238767)

Theodor Fischlein

Prof. Dr. med.

Theodor Fischlein

Department of Cardiosurgery

Specialized in: cardiosurgery

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  • Facharzt für Herzchirurgie
  • Facharzt für Chirurgie Teilgebietsbezeichnung Thorax- und Kardiovaskularchirurgie 
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The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Klinikum Nürnberg, headed by Prof., M.D. Theodor Fischlein, offers all modern services in adult cardiac surgery, including novel methods, such as minimally invasive surgery or reconstruction of the heart valves. The Department of Cardiac Surgery is recommended in the current rate of the FOCUS magazine in 2016.

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Klinikum Nürnberg carries out over 1500 surgeries on heart or adjacent vessels every year. About 1000 of these operations are performed by means of the cardiopulmonary bypass on the open heart. The Klinikum Nürnberg Süd has 2 operating theatres for the surgical treatment. A surgical team works 24/7 and is ready to perform emergency operations any time.

The Klinikum Nürnberg set new standards in the treatment of the cardiovascular diseases by founding the Cardiovascular Center. Due to the modern surgical techniques, providing a number of sparing minimally invasive operations, the elderly patients can be operated in the Department as well. The attention is focused on 3 new operating theatres, equipped with the most advanced facilities, including the hybrid operating room with the HD quality imaging diagnosis and magnetically controlled cardiac angiography machine for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. Consequently, all invasive, endovascular or open surgical techniques of diagnosis and treatment are available for the patient in the same place.

Due to the outstanding achievements in the field of cardiac surgery, the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Klinikum Nürnberg is recommended in the current rate of the FOCUS magazine in 2016.

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Klinikum Nürnberg, headed by Prof., M.D. Theodor Fischlein, offers the following range of services:

  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Aortic valve reconstruction
  • Treatment by means of the circulatory support devices
  • Treatment of heart injuries
  • Surgery of congenital heart defects
  • Surgery of the coronary heart disease complications: ventricular aneurysm, post-infarct VSD, papillary muscle rupture, ventricular rupture
  • Surgeries by means of defibrillator
  • Diagnosis and therapy of the (congenital) heart disease
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Heart valve surgery, mainly mitral valve reconstruction
  • Treatment of heart tumors, heart failure
  • Partial coronary surgery, without the cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Lung embolectomy
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic mitral valve surgery, vein removal, atrial fibrillation
  • Pacemaker installation 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • thyroid function test  (TSH-basal, fT3, fT4)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides,
      Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator​
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
  • written statement
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About hospital

The Klinikum Nürnberg is a modern hospital and an academic educational hospital in Germany. The hospital is located at two sites, namely the Klinikum North in the distract St. Johannis and the Klinikum South in the distract Langwasser. The Klinikum Nürnberg has 35 clinics and institutes of all medical specialties. In the latest clinic list of the news magazine FOCUS, it lands on the 35th place. Among the 70 top hospitals in Bavaria, the Klinikum Nürnberg occupies the 6th place.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.