Cardiosurgery:
Aortic valve stenosis — Aortic valve replacement. Treatment abroad

Aortic valve stenosis (AVS) is one of the most common heart diseases characterized by a decrease in diameter of the aortic orifice, resulting in increased resistance to the blood flow from the left ventricle into the aorta. The AVS prevalence rate is about 25% of all heart defects, but it is usually accompanied by the other valve defects.

Conservative Treatment of Aortic Stenosis

Upon asymptomatic progression, the special treatment is usually not required. The patient is recommended to pass regular check-ups by a cardiologist and adjust his/her lifestyle. Upon moderate AVS decompensation, the drugs supporting the heart work and metabolism are prescribed:

  • diuretics;
  • cardiac glycosides;
  • antiarrhythmics;
  • antithrombotic agents;
  • metabolic drugs;
  • beta-blockers.

Surgical Correction of Aortic Stenosis

The indications for AVS surgical treatment are determined individually, taking into account the intensity of symptoms and stenosis progression. In the preoperative period, the patient is prescribed a course of conservative therapy for prevention of operative and post-operative complications.

There are several methods of surgical correction of the aortic stenosis. The best option is chosen depending on severity of the clinical picture and preservation of the valve structures.

  • Balloon dilatation is performed via a minimally invasive access through the femoral artery. A special probe is advanced through the vessels to the valve, which is expanded due to baloon inflation. The surgeon’s actions are controlled by X-ray methods and echocardiography.
  • Valve plastics is indicated in the absence of gross structural abnormalities in the valve. The surgery requires an open access and use of cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • Aortic valve replacement is the most common surgery for aortic stenosis. The surgery involves removal of the valve components and prosthesis implantation. Traditional prosthetics involves sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass connection.
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a new technique, which allows implanting the prosthesis with a minimal trauma. In European clinics, the combined prostheses made of materials of biological and synthetic origin are used. A special implanting system has a self-expanding structure, due to which the prosthesis is firmly fixed in the right place.

Subject to adequate preparation and selection of the optimal surgical technique, the long-term positive results are observed in 80-85% of the operated patients.

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HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

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


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Price 24246.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.3/10 from 82 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart Center of Cologne at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ. -Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wahlers performs over 2,800 operations every year. 1,700 of them are performed with the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 29384.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

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 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 29010.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt is a distinguished institution in this field of medicine. The Department specializes in coronary artery bypass syrgery, heart valve surgery, aortic surgery, lung surgery and transplant surgery.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 34414.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

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 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 34119.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Charite Berlin is located at the Charite Mitte Campus. It is a state-of-the-art clinic with a long history. All congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and surrounding vessels are operated on here.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 41486.00

University Hospital of Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

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


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg

Price 29134.00

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The cardiac surgery department of the Hirslanden clinic Aarau was rebuilt since Prof. Dr. med. Thierry Carrel and PD Dr. med Lars Englberger worked here. Both of them are recognized cardiac experts. Prof. Carrel is the director at Inselspital and PD Dr.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

Department of Thoracic, Transplant, Vascular and Cardiosurgery is one of the excellent clinics of the Medical University of Hannover.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 29223.00

Essen University Hospital

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Essen University Hospital offers the full range of services in the treatment of heart diseases, requiring surgery, including transplant of chest organs, heart and lung support systems and aortic surgery.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 29377.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 33916.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The range of surgical services of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen covers all surgical and interventional operations in the corresponding fields up to the transplant surgery.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Price 29134.00

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the complete spectrum of cardiac surgery services except heart transplantation.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 34410.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The department of cardiosurgery treats patients with congenital or acquired heart defects and with heart tumors or diseases of the aorta, such as aortic aneurysm or laceration of the aortic wall. Specialization of the clinic is coronary bypass operations using both internal thoracic arteries.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 26586.00

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The Department of Сardiosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen specializes in the surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure, treatment with the use of mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplant. The Department annually performs about 1,600 operations on heart and adjacent vessels.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

Price 29511.00

St. Anna Hospital

9/10 from 3 Votes

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis with valve replacement (biological or mechanical)

The St. Anna acute hospital and its team of cardiologists are reorganising its range of services about cardiovascular diseases, and its new cardiac centre now offers a modern interdisciplinary network with a full range of cardiology facilities - including emergency treatment and a 24-hour catheter l...


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Lucerne