Cardiosurgery:
Atrioventricular valve dysplasia (avd) — Surgical reconstruction. Treatment abroad

Abnormal formation of the common atrioventricular valve in place of the mitral and tricuspid valves occurs at a relatively rare heart malformation, an open atrioventricular canal (OAVC). Its incidence rate in the structure of all congenital heart defects does not exceed 3 to 5%. OAVC is developed in utero under the influence of chromosomal abnormalities, genetic predisposition, infections, toxins, or endocrine pathology.

Treatment Principles

A partial OAVC form, whereby the septum between the heart ventricles is preserved, does not normally require early surgical treatment. The optimal age for surgical correction in this case is 7 to 10 years old.

A complete OAVC form, with the presence of a hole in the interventricular septum, often leads to severe manifestations of hemodynamic instability threatening the child's life, so the patients often must be operated very early. In the course of preparation for surgical correction, the conservative therapy is prescribed:

  • diuretics;
  • cardiac glycosides;
  • ACE inhibitors.

Surgical Correction

The decision on the urgency of OAVC surgical correction is made by a physician based on the clinical picture and structural damage degree. The surgical treatment method is chosen individually.

  • Closure of atrial septal defect is indicated for a partial form of OAVC. The surgery requires an open access using the hypothermia and cardiopulmonary bypass. For a small diameter of the hole, the defect is sutured; otherwise it is covered with a patch made of synthetic material.
  • Mitral and tricuspid valve plastics is indicated for partial OAVC. Missing leaflets are made from synthetic materials, the stretched hole is contracted with sutures and reinforced with support rings.
  • Septum and valve plastics is the only version for correction of a complete form of OAVC. The surgery implies correction of all anomalies of the heart structure. The missing septa are created from biological or synthetic materials, forming complete mitral and tricuspid valves.
  • Palliative surgeries sometimes help postpone the time of full correction and improve the patient's condition. For a complete form of OAVC, the narrowing of the pulmonary artery trunk, which reduces the heart congestion, improves the patient’s condition and prevents the formation of irreversible changes in the myocardium and blood vessels.

Adequate medical therapy and timely surgical correction performed by an experienced cardiac surgeon in a specialized center, in most cases, allow hoping for a positive result.

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HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 27615.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.3/10 from 82 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 32676.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 32834.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 38558.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 46567.00

University Hospital Wurzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

The Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery offers surgical treatment of all congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and lungs in adulthood, including the heart transplantation.


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

Price 32734.00

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 32893.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 38207.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) covers the entire spectrum of cardiac surgery at the highest level.


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

Price 32874.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 32847.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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 30326.00

University Hospital Erlangen

9/10 from 51 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

Cardiac Surgery Clinic at Erlangen University Clinic performs about 1,600 surgeries on the heart and vessels close to it annually, including approximately 1,100 surgeries using a heart-lung machine, performed in the open heart. The operational capacity includes 3 operating rooms at Erlangen University Clinic.


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

Price 38405.00

St. Anna Hospital

9/10 from 3 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

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

Clinique La Colline

8.9/10 from 43 Votes

Treatment of atrioventricular valve dysplasia by surgical reconstruction

Cardiovascular Surgery Centre in Clinique La Colline welcomes the patients with heart disease, cardiac / vascular trauma. Services provided by Dr Aristote Panos in the La Colline Cardiovascular Surgery Centre include: Video-assisted & Robotic Cardiac Surgery Robotic Thymectomy Cardiac Valve Repair etc.


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