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Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects without the heart-lung machine (program ID: 302817)

University Hospital Muenster

location_on Muenster, Germany
9.8/10 from 78 Votes
Specialized hospital
Edward Malec

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Edward Malec

Specialized in: pediatric cardiosurgery

The Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery that is part of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster. Prof. Dr. med. Edward Malec has been heading the Section since 1 January, 2013. Prof. Dr. med. Edward Malec, who has been a new chief physician of the Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery for already a few years, is in the FOCUS list of TOP German physicians. Over the years, Mr. professor has worked with the renowned professors Willian Norwood and Aldo Castaneda in the USA and Switzerland. His achievements were distinguished with numerous awards and publications. 

The Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is an independent unit within the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster. The Section offers the whole range of cardiac surgery for newborns, infants and children.  

The new specialized Section maintains a close collaboration with the Departments of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Congenital (EMAH) and Acquired Heart Defects as well as the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster. An interdisciplinary medical team under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Edward Malec treats children and adults with congenital heart defects. 

The range of medical services of the Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster includes the following diseases:

  • Congenital heart defects
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Univentricular heart
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Atrioventricular canal
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Patent ductus arteriosus 
  • Atrial septal defect
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • EKG/ ECHO/ x-ray of th chesе
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • heart catheterization
  • preoperative care
  • surgical treatment of heart defects
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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