RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany


Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis (program ID: 152577)


Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez

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
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography (tee)
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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