University Hospital Giessen UKGM
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects (113959)
Specialized in: pediatric cardiology, congenital heart defects
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian Jux covers the entire spectrum of pediatric cardiology, which can be divided into two focuses: invasive and non-invasive diagnosis and treatment. An important focus of pediatric cardiology at the University Hospital Giessen is heart transplantation.
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects pays special attention to heart transplantation. Since 1998, a total of 75 children have undergone heart transplantation at the Giessen University Hospital. The frequency of such procedures has been around 8-10 cases per year since 1995. In most cases (56 out of 75), these were children under the age of 12 months (at the time of the surgery). Thus, the University Hospital Giessen is the European leader in heart transplantation in infants.
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects is part of the Cardiology Center at the University Hospital Giessen. The Center offers the full range of surgical procedures for congenital heart diseases. There are annually performed over 500 interventions, while over 250 of them involve the use of a heart–lung machine.
The key competences of the Pediatric Cardiology Center at the University Hospital Giessen:
- Atrial septal defect type I
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
- Mechanical circulatory support and an artificial heart
- Double outlet right ventricle
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD)
- Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
- Atrial septal defect type II
- Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
The focuses of the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Giessen:
- Services in cardiology
- Invasive diagnosis and treatment
- Non- invasive diagnosis and treatment
- Heart transplantation
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Giessen, Germany