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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Pediatric Cardiology


Sven Dittrich

Prof. Dr. med.

Sven Dittrich

Specialized in: cardiology, pediatric cardiology

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Erlangen in cooperation with medical partners in the field of all congenital and acquired heart defects in childhood (and an older age) offers a specialized top-class treatment. There are annually performed over 300 heart operations and over 300 catheter interventions. The Section is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Sven Dittrich.

The team of the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Erlangen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Sven Dittrich places special emphasis on an individual care and support. Both parents and family members can accompany the patient during his hospital stay and even up to the induction of anesthesia. To help patients to cover a distance to Erlangen, which can be sometimes quite long, the Department maintains a close cooperation with private practitioners and specialized clinics within the Professional Community for Congenital Heart Defects (Northern Bavaria) in providing follow-up to patients.

An organizational integration of pediatric cardiology in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine enables a simultaneous treatment of comorbid conditions, such as lung diseases. The opportunities for imaging of the heart and adjacent structures in a modern center of cardio CT and cardio MRI at the University Hospital Erlangen hold a leading position in the international medicine.

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Erlangen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Sven Dittrich together with the Department of Cardiac Surgery and the Department of Medicine 2 (Cardiology and Angiology) are integrated into the Academic Heart Center Erlangen. An interdisciplinary outpatient and inpatient treatment of adults with congenital heart defect makes a new and promising medical focus of the Heart Center.

These ensure an optimal structure of medical care at the University Hospital Erlangen, which allows to provide the best treatment for all patients with congenital heart defects in both childhood and adulthood.    

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