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Mitral valve Insufficiency (prolapse) diagnosis (program ID: 361531)

University Hospital Oldenburg

Specialized hospital
Alexander Weymann

Head Physician
PD Dr. med.

Alexander Weymann

Specialized in: cardiac surgery

Department of Cardiac Surgery

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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators of blood coagulation
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • pulmonary function test
  • echocardiography
  • doppler echocardiography
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)/MRI (on indication 950/1200€)
  • CT angiography (on indication 1300€)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Oldenburg ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the surgical treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system! 

The department offers the full range of services in this ​​medical field. Many heart surgeries are performed using minimally invasive technique, which has a positive effect on the healing of an operative wound. The patient also experiences less pain and the hospitalization period is significantly reduced. Thanks to long experience of doctors and modern equipment, the department provides excellent results in the treatment of heart pathologies. The department is headed by PD Dr. med. Alexander Weymann.

The department's surgeons have excellent qualifications in the field of surgical treatment of heart valve diseases. In most cases, either total or partial removal of the affected valve with the implantation of a biological or synthetic artificial valve is required. The department also specializes in reconstructive surgery, in which surgeons set themselves the purpose to preserve the patient's own heart valve. If the patient needs either heart valve reconstruction or replacement, the department's experienced doctors consider each clinical case individually and select the optimal surgical technique.

The department's specialists also have rich experience in the treatment of heart rhythm disturbances. When diagnosing and treating pathologies of this spectrum, there is maintained close cooperation with cardiologists and experts in electrophysiology. The surgical treatment of arrhythmias includes such options as the implantation of a pacemaker, event recorder, defibrillator. In this field, the department's cardiac surgeons perform about 800 - 1000 interventions annually, which indicates the high professionalism and treatment success.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting 
    • With or without the use of a heart-lung machine 
    • Minimally invasive bypass grafting
    • Comprehensive bypass grafting
  • Treatment of valvular heart diseases
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Implantation of mechanical prostheses
    • Implantation of biological prostheses
    • Aortic root replacement
  • Aortic surgery 
    • Ascending aorta surgery
    • Aortic arch surgery
    • Descending aorta surgery
    • Abdominal aorta surgery
  • Peripheral artery surgery
    • Carotid artery surgery 
    • Operations on the iliac vessels 
    • Operations on the femoral vessels 
  • Surgery for congenital and acquired heart defects 
    • Atrial septal defect 
    • Ventricular septal defect 
    • Left ventricular aneurysm 
  • Surgical oncology 
    • Removal of heart tumors 
    • Surgery for tumors of the adjacent organs (in cooperation with the relevant departments) 
  • Surgery for heart rhythm disorders 
    • 1, 2 and 3-chamber pacemakers and defibrillators 
    • Implantation of a device for recording heart rhythm disturbances 
    • Atrial ablation
  • Surgical treatment of heart failure 
    • Implantation of devices for auxiliary blood circulation
    • Implantation of an artificial heart
  • Surgical treatment of pulmonary insufficiency 
    • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 
  • Other surgical services

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2000 - 2006 Study of Human Medicine, Humboldt University of Berlin.
  • 2003 - 2005 Fellowship in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • Exams:
    • 05.09.2002 Preliminary Examination.
    • 28.08.2003 I. State Exam.
    • 26.09.2005 II. State Exam.
    • 19.10.2006 III. State Exam.
    • 20.10.2006 License to practice medicine.
  • 23.03.2007 Doctoral thesis defense, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charite University Hospital Berlin. Subject: "Influence of an AT1-Antagonist (Eprosartan) on the consequences of acute ischemia on the isolated, blood perfused swine heart".
  • 16.07.2015 Postdoctoral Research and Venia legendi for Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg. Subject: "Production of cardiovascular tissue from decellularized material".

Professional Career

  • 01.12.2006 - 31.08.2009 Researcher and Resident, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • 01.09.2009 Researcher and Resident, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center at the University of Heidelberg.
  • 01.01.2010 Full Contract Physician, German Organ Transplantation Foundation.
  • 13.05.2013 Cardiac Surgeon, Medical Association of North Baden.
  • 27.08.2013 Registered with a licence to practise, General Medical Council, United Kingdom.
  • 01.10.2013 - 30.09.2014 Specialist Registrar, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, London, United Kingdom.
  • Since February 2014 Leading Surgeon for Thoracic Organ Retrievals, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 01.10.2014 Senior Physician, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center at the University of Heidelberg.
  • 01.09.2016 - 26.01.2017 Deputy Medical Director and Leading Senior Physician, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Oldenburg.
  • 27.01.2017 - 31.03.2017 Head of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Oldenburg.

Awards

  • 2017 Ernst Derra Prize from the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • 2017 Travel Grant from the Japanese Surgical Society.
  • 2015 St. Jude Medical Prize from the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • 2015, 2014 Travel Grant from the Japanese Surgical Society.
  • 2014 Vascular Surgery Research Prize from the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

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