Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Atrial septum reconstruction with cardiac catheterization and mesh patch implantation (program ID: 275648)


Felix Berger

Prof. Dr. med.

Felix Berger

Department of Pediatric Cardiology

Specialized in: pediatrics and internal medicine

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Behandlungsschwerpunkte:

  • Nicht-invasive Bildgebung MRT/Echo
  • Resynchronisationstherapie
  • Interventioneller Herzklappenersatz mithilfe der Melody oder Edwards Sapien-Klappe
  • Einsatz blutsparender oder blutfreier Behandlungsverfahren
  • Hybridtherapie bei angeborenen Herzfehlern

Berufliche Stationen:

  • 2000 Facharzt für Kinderheilkunde mit Schwerpunktbezeichnung Kinderkardiologie
  • 2003 Habilitation im Fach Kinderheilkunde an der Universität Zürich
  • Oberarzt der Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler/Kinderkardiologie und Leiter des Herzkatheterlabors für invasive Diagnostik und interventionelle Therapie am DHZB
  • Leitender Arzt der Abteilung Kardiologie am Kinderspital Zürich, Universitätskinderklinik
  • 2004 Berufung als Univ.-Professor an die Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin auf Lebenszeit
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Pediatrics Cardiology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is a member of Otto-Heubner-Centrum for Pediatrics. The director of this department is Prof. Dr. med. Felix Berger. Located at the Virchow-Klinikum Campus, the department cooperates with the other facilities in Charité and primarily treats patients with heart palpitations.

The Charité Pediatic Cardiology Department, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Felix Berger, has many years of experience in the field of diagnosis and therapy for congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease and - with special focus on - arrhythmia. Approximately 1,500 inpatients and 2,500 outpatients undergo treatment in this department every year.

The Department of Pediatrics Cardiology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin focuses on following:

  • Prenatal diagnosis and advice
  • Perinatal care of newborns with congenital heart defects
  • Invasive diagnostic cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology

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
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • cardiac catheterization with mesh patch 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
  • written statement
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