Cardiology:
Heart failure — Cardioverter -defibrillator implantation. Treatment abroad

Acute heart failure (AHF) is a condition arising from the sharp decline in cardiac contractility. In approximately 80% cases, the pathology development is caused by myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease and severe arrhythmias. AHF is treated in intensive care units.

Common Approaches

The primary goals of therapy are alleviation of adverse symptoms (shortness of breath, weakness, and so on) and restoration of the normal heart rhythm.

The patient is monitored continuously using:

  • electrocardiograms,
  • blood oxygen saturation monitoring,
  • blood pressure, pulse, breath rate and temperature monitoring.

A set of specific therapeutic interventions is selected in view of AHF type.

Right Ventricular Failure Correction 

This form of therapy is to remove the pathology underlying its development. Thus, pulmonary embolism is corrected by administration of thrombolytics. When required, the patient undergoes thrombectomy. Antibiotics are prescribed for pulmonary infection or bacterial endocarditis. AHF manifestations are inhibited by diuretics and dopamine in low doses.

Left Ventricular Failure Correction

The following medications are used to treat the left ventricular failure:

  • Narcotic analgesics. These drugs eliminate the shortness of breath, reduce agitation and pressure in the pulmonary circulation.
  • Oxygen with defoamer. It is administered for pulmonary edema accompanied by foaming. The patient inhales the drug through the nasal cannula or face mask.
  • Vasodilating drugs (nitroglycerin, aminophylline, pentamin). They dilate the blood vessels, reduce the workload on the heart and facilitate its work.
  • Diuretics (furosemide). They also allow to "unload" the myocardium quickly. The drugs are not administered when the patient has low blood pressure.
  • Clonidine. It is indicated for development of arterial hypertension.
  • Dopamine. It is administered for hypotension.

Upon increase of respiratory failure signs, the patient receives an artificial respiration. Against the background of the developed cardiogenic shock, a special antishock therapy is conducted.

The struggle against AHF is continued until elimination of all its clinical signs. Then a rehabilitation treatment is selected for the patient.

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HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department provides treanment for a whole spectrum of adult cardiac surgical diseases, with exception of the heart and lung transplantation.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 18509.00

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne is part of the Heart Center Cologne. The Department offers its patients treatment at the highest level with the use of all innovations for treating coronary artery stenosis, arrhythmias and hypertension.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

A team of experts from the Department of Internal Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar treats patients with cardiovascular diseases.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 22160.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart systems. A special focus is on the development and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 22256.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

Department of Cardiology is a part of one of the most prestigious German hospitals – the University Hospital Frankfurt. The doctors of the Department are not only perfectly trained, but they also pay attention to upskilling and take an active part in medical researches.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 26074.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Cardiology and Angioly at the University Hospital Charite Berlin treats patients with cardiac and angiological diseases. It is located at the Charite Mitte Campus.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers an excellent university medicine. The Department provides treatment and aftercare to more than 2,500 patients every year.


Duration 6 days
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University Hospital of Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers surgical treatment of all congenital and acquired heart and lung diseases in adulthood.


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Price 22293.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


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Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The main focus of the cardiology and angiology clinic is clinical treatment, as well as experimental and clinical studies of acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and heart rhythm abnormalities.


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Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

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Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The department of cardiology, pneumology and internal intensive care treats cardiovascular disease and lung diseases. seriously ill patients are treated in intensive care units. The medical emphases of cardiology are the treatment of valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and myocardial insufficiency or heart failure.


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Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied

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Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Invasive Cardiology / Rhythmology at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied deals with the treatment all diseases of the cardiovascular system. Cardiology covers the full range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of heart diseases.


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Preventicum Hospital

9.8/10 from 1 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

Basis of an optimum medical advice in the Department of Cardiology is the precise, reliable diagnosis of all possible risk factors and diseases. With the ultrasound examination, soft tissue can be well judged.


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Waldbrol District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

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Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Cardiology (Medical Department I) at the District Hospital of Waldbröl offers the entire spectrum of cardiologic services at the latest scientific level. One of the main focuses is diagnosis and treatment of coronary arteries (over 3,000 examinations a year).


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Schlosspark-Klinik

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Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Schlosspark-Klinik provides the whole range of services in the field of modern diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organs.


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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency

The Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) offers the entire range of medical services of the modern cardiology and angiology, including interventional cardiology (e. g.


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