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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Aachen, Germany


Pacemaker implantation to treat of Stokes-Adams attack (program ID: 152507)


Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez

Department of Pediatric Cardiosurgery

Specialized in: cardio surgery
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The Department of Pediatric Heart Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez has a long history in the treatment of children with congenital heart diseases. The focus of the Department includes treatment of children of all age groups with congenital heart defects as well as treatment of acquired heart defects, surgery for pacemaker installation and surgery of vessels adjacent to the heart. 

Whenever possible, operations are minimally invasive. The heart-lung machine assisted surgery is performed by an experienced, competent team under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez. 

The range of surgical services of the Department of Pediatric Heart Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez includes, i.a.: 

  • Treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects in children of all age groups with or without the use of the heart-lung machine
  • Surgical treatment of adults with congenital heart defects
  • Operations to treat diseases of the mediastinum and trachea in childhood
  • Implantations of pacemakers and surgery of the central vessels in children
  • Surgery is performed conventionally, minimally invasively and endoscopically
  • Preoperative counseling on treatment options in cooperation with the Department of Pediatric Cardiology and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics 

In addition to clinical activity, the Department of Pediatric Heart Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen focuses on research and teaching. 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • thyroid function test  (TSH-basal, fT3, fT4)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides,
      Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
  • vascular system assessment
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • vessel elasticity measurement
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • body fat and water examination
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography (tee)
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels​
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • acemaker implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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