University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Diagnosis of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) (program ID: 255363)

Michael Weyand

Prof. Dr. med.

Michael Weyand

Department of Cardiоsurgery

Specialized in: cardiosurgery

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Cardiac Surgery Clinic at Erlangen University Clinic performs about 1,600 surgeries on the heart and vessels close to it annually, including approximately 1,100 surgeries using a heart-lung machine, performed in the open heart. The operational capacity includes 3 operating rooms at Erlangen University Clinic. Two surgical teams are ready to conduct emergency surgeries round-the-clock. As for heart surgery, the cardiac surgery clinic is recommended by the top list of hospitals, compiled by FOCUS.

Patient care is carried out in close cooperation with other clinics and departments of Erlangen University Clinic.

The range of cardiac surgery services includes the following:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Replacement of heart valves or heart valve reconstruction
  • Neonatal and pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Implantation of an artificial heart
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Surgery for heart failure
  • Implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators

Heart surgeries are performed using the latest technology and all the austerity measures for donated blood. The patient’s own blood taken prior to surgery is also used as far as possible. Special drugs to save the blood (e.g., tranexamic acid) are used too. After surgery, the patient's blood lost from the wound is infused back to the patient using a special filter, so that about half of all surgeries can be performed without donor blood infusion. The patient receives treatment in close cooperation with the clinics of internal medicine, pediatrics and anesthesiology and neighboring cardiology-oriented hospitals and rehabilitation clinics. The clinic tends to make the hospitalization as short as possible, and limit the same to the required medical measures. As a rule, 10 to 14 days after cardiac surgery, the patient is discharged home or transferred to a hospital near his/her home.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • cardiological examination
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • echocardiography 
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by tight integration of care for patients with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The results of studies in Erlangen set the new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1368 planned locations in 48 clinics, institutes and departments in all areas of medicine, this University Hospital is the most well-equipped in the region. In general, in 2012, the clinic treated approximately 62,000 inpatients and 459,000 outpatients. Various care centers, networks and multidisciplinary teams have made possible a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment. Taking care of and for a man is the motivation for the patient care, teaching and research. The clinic ranks 8th in the 2015 list of top clinics according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.