Cardiosurgery:
Atrial septal defect (ASD) after myocardial infarction (heart attack) — Reconstruction and coronary artery bypass surgery. Treatment abroad

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common congenital heart diseases. It accounts for about 12 to 14% of all congenital heart defects. ASD is developed in utero under the influence of genetic, infectious, toxic, radiological and endocrine factors. In many cases, a small septal defect is asymptomatic or has a nonspecific blurred clinical picture in the childhood, but in adulthood, ASD can be manifested by heart and lung failure, arrhythmia, or vertigo.

Atrial Septal Defect Treatment Options 

Usually, ASD does not lead to acute life-threatening conditions, so the need for urgent surgery is extremely rare. Upon compensated defect, when the symptoms of circulatory failure are mild, the patient is prescribed a conservative treatment, which, though does not eliminate the cause of the disease, but helps normalize the heart and blood vessel operation.

The only option to fully restore the normal structure of the heart is a surgical treatment, which has a few options. Any technique involves the use of general anesthesia.

  1. Open surgery with defect suturing is performed upon small diameter of a hole. Access to the heart is ensured through sternotomy, followed by incision of the right ventricle. During surgery, the patient’s heart is switched off, and its function is taken over by the cardiopulmonary bypass.
  2. Open surgery with defect plastics is indicated for a hole of a considerable diameter. Access to the partition is similar to the previous option, but the hole is sutured and closed with a patch made of synthetic or biological material.
  3. Endovascular occlusion is a minimally invasive option of defect plastic surgery. The access is ensured via a peripheral vein, into which the special probe with occlude is inserted. The manipulation is monitored by X-ray imaging techniques. The occluder consisting of two plates is installed on the partition in the defect area, and then the system is inflated and fixed firmly. Subsequently, the occluder material is covered by the growing tissues and allows for normal blood flow in the heart cavities.

The surgery carried out by a highly skilled heart surgeon in a modern equipped clinic allows hoping for a positive long-term outcome in 94% cases.

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HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Price 18227.00

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 21926.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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

Price 22118.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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

Price 26148.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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

Price 25898.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 31608.00

University Hospital of Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg

Price 22325.00

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 22143.00

Essen University Hospital

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 22169.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 25699.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Price 22055.00

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 25875.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 20608.00

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

Price 22465.00

St. Anna Hospital

9/10 from 3 Votes

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery

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 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Lucerne