University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany

Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency (program ID: 137415)

Christian Schlensak

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Schlensak

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialized in: cardiosurgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery

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Studium: 1988–1995 Humanmedizin an der Universität Essen
Ausbildung: 1.7.1995–30.5.2000 sowie 1.7.2001–15.4.2002, Abt. Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg, 1.6.2000– 30.6.2001, Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto  
Facharzt Herzchirurgie: 15. April 2002
Oberarzt: April 2002, Abt. Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg
Leiter Kinderherzchirurgie: April 2002, Abt. Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg
Habilitation: Februar 2004, Leitender Oberarzt: Februar 2006, Abt. Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg
Facharzt Gefäßchirurgie: Februar 2010
Chefarzt: September 2009, Leitung der Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie am Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Ärztlicher Direktor der Universitätsklinik für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie am  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen ab 1.6.2011
Ehrendoktorwürde: November 2011, Universidad Autonoma de Santa Ana, El Salvador

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The operating range of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of Uniklinikum Tübingen covers all kinds of transplant surgery, operational and interventional procedures in respective areas. Thanks to the close integration of different medical fields, patients can benefit from the extensive and intensive medical care. The Department is "often recommended" according to the Focus List of Specialist Clinics for Heart Surgery 2016. With modern methods for purification of the patient's own blood during surgery, the use of foreign blood is minimized.

In the field of vascular surgery, the department provides all kinds of artery and vein operations, with particular emphasis in the creation of artificial vascular access for blood purification (dialysis) or permanent drug therapy.

In the field of thoracic surgery, the main focus of the department includes minimally invasive and video-assisted process, from simple thoracoscopy to mediastinoscopy.

Main focus in the field of cardiac surgery includes cardiac surgery for adults (minimally invasive surgery, aortic valve replacement, ventricular assist devices, modern bypass surgery), pediatric cardiac surgery, including complex heart defects of newborns, adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD).


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiac examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure,
  • ECG/ echocardiography
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • preoperative care
  • implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen - abbreviation UKT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching and is in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 on the 6th place. As a house of maximum care, it is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tuebingen has the Uniklinikum Tuebingen also the function of a district hospital. 17 hospitals, institutes and centers are located at different orts in the city: There are Valley Hospitals near the town center of Tuebingen and Hill Hospitals on the Schnarrenberg, which lies north of the downtown of Tuebingen. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic options are in the Uniklinikum Tuebingen available.

It provides a complete spectrum of medical treatment in Germany:

Hill Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Urology

Valley Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Dermatology
  • Neonatology
  • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen has also far beyond Germany an excellent reputation and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Hospital welcomes patients from all over the world who would like to be treated in Germany and benefit from the high standards of research, patient care and nursing in Germany.

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.

Further details

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.