RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Treatment of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) with surgical correction (program ID: 260883)

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
  • cardiological examination
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography 
  • preoperative care
  • surgical treatment of total anomalous pulmonary
    venous connection (TAPVC) 
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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The University Hospital Aachen is a so-called hospital of the university maximum care. With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. In the current ranking of the magazine FOCUS took the University Hospital Aachen among 2000 hospitals in Germany with number 15 a peak position. That patient care, medical education and research are located in a central building provides the advantage for an intensive interdisciplinary exchange and a close networking between clinics and scientific research. In this way it promotes a better understanding of disease, enables the progress in diagnosis and treatment for decades, thereby its innovations are of national importance.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.