University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Tricuspid valve disease Diagnosis (program ID: 255343)

Michael Weyand

Prof. Dr. med.

Michael Weyand

Department of Сardiosurgery

Specialized in: cardiosurgery

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The Department of Сardiosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen specializes in the surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure, treatment with the use of mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplant. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weyand. The Department is recommended by the FOCUS list of top hospitals.  

The Department annually performs about 1,600 operations on heart and adjacent vessels. About 1,100 of them are open heart operations with the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass. The University Hospital Erlangen has 3 operating rooms for providing surgical treatment. Two teams of surgeons work around the clock and are ready for surgical emergency at any time. 

The physicians of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weyand provide heart surgery that involves the use of the latest techniques and all donor blood sparing methods. As far as possible, there is used patient’s own blood that was taken before the surgery. There are also used special blood sparing drugs (e.g. tranexamic acid). After the surgery the lost blood goes through a special filtration and is administered into the patient’s body again. Therefore, about a half of all operations in the University Hospital Erlangen are performed without blood donation.

The patient care is carried out in a close cooperation with the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Erlangen as well as with other specialized hospitals and rehabilitation clinics.

The range of cardiac surgery services of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weyand includes:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery 
  • Surgery of the major thoracic vessels 
  • Surgical treatment of heart failure 
  • Replacement of heart valves or heart valve reconstruction 
  • Heart transplant 
  • Implantation of an artificial heart 
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery 
  • Neonatal and pediatric cardiac surgery 
  • Surgical treatment of arrhythmia (pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, including resynchronization therapy, anti-tachycardia surgery and ablations)

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
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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