Cardiosurgery:
Left ventricular aneurysm — Cabg and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm. Treatment abroad

Left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) is one of the most frequent complications of extensive myocardial infarction. According to statistics, LVA develops is almost 40% of these patients. Aneurysm is thinning of the heart wall section, which loses its ability to contract. Chronic aneurysm wall is a bulging scar tissue, while a thrombotic clot is formed in the resulting "sack" in almost half of patients.

Treatment Tactics

The acute LVA is not an absolute indication for surgical correction. Emergency surgery is required in a situation of progressive heart failure and the threat of aneurysm rupture.

The presence of a chronic LVA increases the risk of thromboembolism and worsens the ischemic heart disease progression, so in most cases the patients are indicated a scheduled surgery. In the preoperative period, the conservative therapy is prescribed to stabilize the patient's condition, i.e. cardiac glycosides, antithrombotic agents, oxygen inhalation, and antihypertensives.

Plastics Methods 

LVA plastics is often combined with revascularization, i.e. restoration of coronary arteries to improve the cardiac blood circulation and prevent the attacks of ischemia. Depending on the location of the aneurysm and its diameter, the professional selects one of the existing methods of plastics, based on the best expected forecast for a given patient. The plastic heart surgeries carried out subject to heart switching off, using the cardiopulmonary bypass and hypothermia. The intracardiac thrombus discovered during surgery is removed.

  • Linear plastics is performed rarely and can be used for aneurysms with a small radius. The surgery implies excision of the scar tissue and linear suturing of the formed defect.
  • Purse-string plastics can be used for small aneurysm located on the apex of the heart. After aneurysm excision, the opening is sutured with a purse-string (circular) suture.
  • Patch plastics implies removal of the diseased tissue of the left ventricle and closing the defect with a patch made of synthetic materials or xenopericardium. The most common technique is endoventricular, upon which the patch is sewn from the inside, from the side of endocardium. Such tactics allows reducing the risk of pericardial adhesions.

The adequately chosen method of LVA plastics and surgery performance by an experienced heart surgeon in a modern specialized center allows counting on a favorable long-term result in 80 to 84% cases.

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HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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


Duration 11 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Price 23397.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.3/10 from 82 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 28176.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 27995.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 32664.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 39389.00

University Hospital Wurzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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 11 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg

Price 28016.00

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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


Duration 11 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 28126.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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


Duration 11 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 28073.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 32764.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 28128.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 25433.00

University Hospital Erlangen

9/10 from 51 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Price 32604.00

St. Anna Hospital

9/10 from 3 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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

Clinique La Colline

8.9/10 from 43 Votes

CABG and plastic repair of left ventricular aneurysm

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 11 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Geneva