Cardiology:
Sick-Sinus-Syndrome (sss) — Pacemaker implantation. Treatment abroad

Sick sinus syndrome most commonly affects the elderly. According to different authors, the disease prevalence rate among them reaches 1 to 2%. Failure of the sinus node to perform its functions normally results in slowing of the heart rate and development of different kinds of arrhythmias. Implantation of a pacemaker allows many patients to get back to normal life.

What Is It?

Pacemaker is a device generating the electronic pulses. After installation in the heart chamber, it takes over the functions of the failed sinus. The pulses start arriving to the heart muscle continuously at a preset rate. Some models (frequency-adaptive) are able to correct the heart rhythm based on the patient's physical activity.

Indications

The device installation is recommended for the following conditions:

  • availability of pronounced SSS manifestations (dizziness, dyspnea, fatigue)
  • bradycardia less than 40 beats per min.
  • frequent pauses in the heart work,
  • heart failure developed in the background of SSS.

Contraindications

The surgery is not performed:

  • for asymptomatic forms of the disease, 
  • when SSS is caused by drugs,
  • during the periods of acute infection or acute exacerbation of chronic pathologies
  • when the patient suffers from the other serious cardiopathies.

Implantation

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon pierces a vein under the collarbone and inserts a plastic tube with electrodes through it. Under the X-ray monitoring, the electrodes are brought to the heart and attached to its wall.

Both single-chamber (the electrodes are installed only in one atrium or ventricle) and two-chamber (the electrodes are installed simultaneously into the right ventricle and right atrium) pacemaker models are used for SSS. The physician determines which device is right for the patient during the surgery planning stage.

After electrode installation, they are connected to the main unit, which is sewn under the skin. All manipulations take 1.5 to 2 hours.

Rehabilitation

Pain may be felt at the implant site for a few days. To reduce the same, the patient is recommended to take analgesics. Also, the antibiotics are prescribed as required.

Adapting to the device and return to the normal lifestyle takes 1 to 2 months. The patient must periodically visit the cardiac surgeon to evaluate the device operation.

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University Hospital Cologne

8.9/10 from 82 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 11682.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 13496.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 13622.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 16819.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 10545.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 9840.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 10665.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 11764.00

Preventicum Hospital

9.8/10 from 1 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 11565.00

Schlosspark-Klinik

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 11826.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 9703.00

St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10 from 7 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 11067.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 13439.00

Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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 10871.00

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

9.5/10 from 15 Votes

Pacemaker implantation to treat sick-sinus-syndrome (sss)

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