Cardiology:
Stokes-Adams attack — Pacemaker implantation. Treatment abroad

Morgagni-Adams-Stokes (MAS) Syndrome is called the loss of consciousness due to acute cardiac conduction disturbance. During bouts, the patient receives CPR. To prevent recurrence, the physician may recommend implanting a pacemaker.

Indications and Contraindications

The basis for device installation is the presence of the patient's bradycardia caused by sinus or atrioventricular block of grade 2 to 3.

Surgeries are not carried out, if the patient was diagnosed with paroxysmal tachycardia or atrial tachyarrhythmia.

Why Do I Need a Pacemaker?

A pacemaker helps upon slow heart rate or pauses in the work of the heart. The device continuously monitors the heart muscle contractions. As soon as their frequency slows, it generates its own electronic pulses and sends the same to the myocardium. If there is no contraction at all, the device starts producing a continuous signal at a set frequency. This ensures the maintenance of normal heart activity. The brain is supplied with blood in the right amount, and it eliminates the repetition of MAS attacks.

Device Installation

Under local anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision under the patient’s collarbone. Then, s/he brings electrodes through a vein to the chambers of the heart and implants them into the wall. The correctness of manipulations is monitored by radiography.

After verification of electrodes, they are connected to the main unit, which is sutured under the skin. The intervention takes 1.5 to 2 hours.

Rehabilitation 

After surgery, the patient is transported to the intensive care unit. Hospitalization duration can vary from 1 to 5 days in different cases. Initially, the patient feels the implant beneath the skin, but gradually this discomfort passes.

Full recovery may take 1 to 2 months. Periodically, the patient must undergo check-ups at the heart surgeon. During the visits, the expert verifies proper operation of the device and makes adjustments, when required. The check-ups are absolutely painless for the patient, since the information is read from the device remotely.

The service life of the pacemaker depends on how often it must generate the pulses, but on the average it is 5 to 10 years. The battery runs out for a few months, so the physician has enough time to replace it.

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University Hospital Cologne

8.9/10 from 82 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 12022.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 13530.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 13850.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 16872.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

The focuses of the Medical Department I are Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Medicine. In cooperation with the medical departments II and IV, there is treated the entire spectrum of internal diseases at the highest level.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 10756.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, and Pneumology at the Heidelberg University Hospital with the staff of over 500 members is the largest department of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The Department constanly expands the specialization of its clinical and scientific activities.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 14011.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 9936.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 11021.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 11474.00

Preventicum Hospital

9.8/10 from 1 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 11635.00

Schlosspark-Klinik

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 11801.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach provides treatment to patients with all diseases from the field of internal medicine apart from drug treatment of malignancies (cancer) and blood disorders (hematology / Department of Internal Medicine II).


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 9707.00

St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10 from 7 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

The Department of Internal Medicine specializes in: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organs, especially treatment of the heart, blood vessels, lungs and kidneys ECG, ultrasound, body plethysmography Long-term measurement of blood pressure in the treatment of hypertension Im...


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Herne

Price 10988.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

The Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  provides treatment for the whole range of diseases in the field of cardiovascular medicine.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 13476.00

Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

The clinic is operating on Hildesheim medical center territory since 2009 and is a certified center of German Society of Cardiology. Clinic is ensuring optimal diagnosis, treatment and care for patients with acute and chronic pain in the chest, and various problems of cardiac nature.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hildesheim

Price 10528.00

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

9.5/10 from 15 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

Our aim is to provide you with the best possible advice and care in the event of heart or vascular problems.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau