RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany


Department of Pediatric Cardiosurgery


Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez

Prof. Dr. med.

Jaime Vázquez-Jiménez

Specialized in: cardio surgery

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. 




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