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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Giessen, Germany


Pacemaker implantation for Stokes-Adams attack (program ID: 134423)


Christian Jux

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Jux

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects

Specialized in: pediatric cardiology, congenital heart defects
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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
  • Electrophysiology

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
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels​
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • pacemaker 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
Type of program :
Expected duration of the program:

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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