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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HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat of Stokes-Adams attack

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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location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Price 9795.00

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 11950.00

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 12031.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat of Stokes-Adams attack

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
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 12000.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 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
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location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 13916.00

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 16792.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat of Stokes-Adams attack

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
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 13897.00

University Hospital of Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat of Stokes-Adams attack

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


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

Price 11781.00

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
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location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 9817.00

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
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Price 11910.00

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
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Price 10566.00

Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Neuwied

Price 10757.00

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
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Price 12030.00

Waldbrol District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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).


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9919.00

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
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location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 11683.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack

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.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 11476.00