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Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator implantation 1 chamber to treat dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy (program ID: 233899)

University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.7/10 from 83 Votes
Specialized hospital
Wolfgang Rottbauer

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Rottbauer

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, internal intensive care

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care at the University Hospital Ulm offers counseling, diagnostics and treatment in heart and cardiovascular diseases. The department specializes in heart valve diseases, congenital and acquired arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, congenital heart defects, heart failure, etc. The department also includes a Stroke Unit with the Emergency Care Unit. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Rottbauer.

The department ranks among the leaders in catheter treatment of heart valve defects in Germany. The catheter techniques are extensively used in aortic valve replacement and they are the standard method for progressive aortic stenosis treatment (transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)). As shown by numerous examinations, valve transcatheter implantation significantly reduces the risk of possible complications, as well as significantly increases survival rates. Before the intervention, an accurate diagnostics with the help of CT, cardiac ultrasound, cardiac catheter is required to determine an optimal treatment for the patient, as well as the size and type of the valve. The intervention itself is performed in a hybrid operating room equipped with the state-of-art medical equipment.

The specialists of the department are in constant search of new progressive treatment methods. For example, many years of research in the field of heart rhythm disorders have already brought the results. Thus, the department's surgeons for the first time in the world performed a surgical intervention using cryoballoon to treat atrial fibrillation. The department is proud to offer an innovative treatment method to patients with atrial fibrillation.

The service range of the department includes the following options:

  • Cardiology: diagnostics and treatment of all heart diseases
    • Heart valve diseases
      • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
      • MitraClip implantation
    • Electrophysiology
      • Heart rhythm disorders
      • Pacemakers
    • Coronary artery diseases
    • Cardiac muscle weakness
    • Congenital heart defects
    • Hypertension
    • Condition after cardiac surgery
    • Condition after myocardial infarction
    • Vascular diseases
    • Angina pectoris
  • And other cardiovascular diseases
  • Angiology
  • Internal intensive care
  • Emergency medical care, stroke unit (CPU)
  • Sports and rehabilitation medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • And other diagnostic and 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
  • vascular system assessment
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • vessel elasticity measurement
  • body fat and water examination
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • сardioverter- defibrillator implantation 1 chamber
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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