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University Hospital Saarland Homburg

location_on Homburg, Germany
9.8/10 from 28 Votes

Department of Pediatric Cardiology (395683)

Hashim Abdul-Khaliq

Prof. Dr. med.

Hashim Abdul-Khaliq

Specialized in: pediatric cardiology

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Saarland offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department annually treats more than 800 inpatients and performs about 135 surgical interventions. The department is headed by Prof. Dr.  med. Hashim Abdul-Khaliq.

The main specialization of the department is the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart diseases. To ensure comprehensive medical care and optimal treatment results, there is maintained close cooperation with the Departments of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Since such a diagnosis as heart disease, in most cases, shocks parents and the child, negatively affects the emotional state, causes fear and despair, the department offers assistance of a highly qualified psychologist. The services of this kind are also provided at the postoperative stage, which is also characterized by certain difficulties.

Diagnostic services of the department include:

  • Monitoring of the patient after a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation
  • Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
  • Diagnosis and monitoring of patients with congenital heart diseases
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiological diagnosis
  • Diagnosis of heart failure
  • Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography
  • Telemetry monitoring of heart function
  • Holter monitoring
  • Left heart catheter diagnosis
  • Right heart catheter diagnosis
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Nuclear diagnostics
  • Patient monitoring after pacemaker implantation
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Cardiac CT
  • Prenatal diagnosis of all congenital heart defects from the 15th week of pregnancy (in close cooperation with the Section of Prenatal Diagnostics)
  • Diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (within the framework of an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic)
  • Other diagnostic options

Therapeutic services of the department include:

  • Removal of a pacemaker with a laser
  • Heart transplantation
  • Implantation of heart support systems
  • High-frequency ablation in heart arrhythmias
  • Hybrid surgery
  • Interventional therapy for congenital heart disease
  • Interventional procedures to close atrial and ventricular septal defects
  • Drug therapy for heart failure
  • Drug therapy for pulmonary hypertension
  • Drug therapy for heart arrhythmias
  • Emergency medical care for congenital heart defects in newborns
  • Surgical treatment of pulmonary hypertension
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Stenting in congenital vascular stenosis
  • Defibrillator implantation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Treatment of myocardial heart failure
  • Treatment of Marfan syndrome (within the framework of an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic)
  • Other therapeutic options

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