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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
10/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care (113773)

Nikolaus Haas

Prof. Dr. med.

Nikolaus Haas

Specialized in: pediatric cardiology, pediatric intensive care

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care at the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich offers the full range of services in these fields. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of children, adolescents and young people with congenital heart defects, cardiovascular diseases, as well as provides intensive care for emergency clinical conditions. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Nikolaus Haas.

Thanks to the advanced medical equipment and close cooperation with the Department of Cardiac Surgery, all modern non-invasive, invasive and surgical diagnostic and therapeutic interventions are performed here. For example, in order to accurately diagnose congenital heart defects in children, the department has installed a modern cardiac catheterization system that ensures minimal exposure.

It should be noted that the department is one of the largest and most reputable centers in Germany for performing heart transplants and heart-lung complex in newborns and young children. More than 100 transplantations are performed here annually, which testifies to the tremendous experience of doctors in this field.

The range of medical services of the department includes:

  • Heart transplant
  • Heart-lung transplant
  • Pediatric intensive care
    • Care for children with heart failure
    • Care for children after heart transplantation and other heart surgeries
    • Care for children after neurosurgical interventions
    • Postoperative care in kidney and liver transplants in children
    • Postoperative care during operations on the musculoskeletal system, otolaryngological interventions, etc.
  • Catheter interventions (within a special laboratory)
    • Atrial septal defect closure
    • Ventricular septal defect closure
    • Patent ductus arteriosus closure
    • Dilatation or closure of collateral vessels (depending on the type of heart disease)
    • Dilatation in pulmonary stenosis
    • Heart valve prosthetics (for example, MELODY, Edwards valves)
    • Dilatation in pulmonary stenosis (including stent implantation and balloon dilatation)
    • Dilatation in aortic stenosis
    • Treatment of aortic coarctation (including stent implantation)
    • Embolization in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    • Radiofrequency ablation (for example, in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome)
  • Surgical treatment of all congenital heart defects, including hybrid interventions
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Psychosocial counseling for children and their parents
  • Special counseling on:
    • Heart transplantation
    • Fontan procedure 
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Heart rhythm disorders in children
    • Congenital heart diseases in adults
  • Prenatal diagnostics of congenital heart defects
  • Electrophysiological studies
  • Other medical services

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