Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping (program ID: 232607)

University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.7/10 from 83 Votes
Specialized hospital
Andreas Liebold

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Liebold

Specialized in: cardiothoracic surgery

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Ulm offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the heart, lungs, thoracic organs and blood vessels. Medical care is provided 24 hours a day. The doctors of the department prefer an individual approach to each patient and take into account all his needs and wishes. In clinical practice, doctors apply both classic and innovative surgical techniques in order to achieve the best therapeutic results. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Liebold.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Cardiac surgery
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting
      • Traditional coronary artery bypass grafting
      • Total arterial myocardial revascularization
      • Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting
      • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery 
    • Mitral valve surgery
      • Reconstructive interventions with valve preservation
      • Installation of a biological or mechanical valve
      • Minimally invasive interventions for mitral valve replacement
    • Heart failure treatment
      • Ventricular aneurysm resection
      • Heart ventricle differential remodeling, including reduction plastic surgery
      • Implantation of single-, dual- and triple-chamber pacemakers and defibrillators
      • Implantation of extra- and intracorporeal cardiac support systems
    • Thoracic aorta surgery
      • Ascending aortic prosthesis
      • Yakub and David procedures
    • Aortic valve surgery
      • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
      • Installation of biological and mechanical implants
      • Reconstructive interventions
    • Surgical treatment of heart rhythm disorders
      • Implantation of cardiac recorders, pacemakers and defibrillators, continuous monitoring of implanted devices
      • Complete endoscopic radiofrequency ablation in atrial fibrillation
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Interdisciplinary treatment of lung cancer and lung metastases
    • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), for example, for the treatment of lung tumors, pneumothorax, pleural adhesions
    • VATS sympathectomy for the treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
    • Surgical treatment of pleural empyema
    • Mediastinoscopy (mediastinal endoscopic examination)
    • Chest wall surgeries (for example, for the treatment of injuries due to the accidents and pathological conditions due to the specific diseases)
    • VATS lung volume reduction
    • VATS pleurodesis (pleural space artificial destruction)
    • Spontaneous pneumothorax treatment
    • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for the treatment of acute respiratory failure
  • Vascular surgery
    • Open and endovascular (stent implantation) treatment methods for abdominal, thoracic aortic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms
    • Open and endovascular treatment methods for acute and chronic aortic type B dissection (according to the Stanford classification)
    • Treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease using bypass or stent implantation (in collaboration with the Departments of Interventional Radiology, Angiology)
    • Carotid thromboendarterectomy (stroke prevention surgery)
  • Other therapeutic options
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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
    • thyroid function test  (TSH-basal, fT3, fT4)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides,
      Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • vessel elasticity measurement
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • body fat and water examination
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography (tee)
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations


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