University Hospital Wurzburg

Würzburg, Germany


Surgical treatment for coarctation of the aorta with patch aortoplasty (program ID: 258617)


Rainer G. Leyh

Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer G. Leyh

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic surgery, cardiosurgery, vascular surgery

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Ausbildung  

  • 1981-1988 Studium der Medizin, Universität Kiel (Deutschland) und Universitäten Auckland/Dunedin, Neuseeland 
  • 1988-1989 Wehrdienst (Sanitätsdienst) 
  • 1990 Promotion Dr. med., Christian Albrecht Universität Kiel;  
  • 1989–1993 Klinisches Training in der Abteilung Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, Christian Albrecht Universität Kiel 
  • 1993–1998 Fortsetzung Klinisches Training in der Abteilung Herzchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Lübeck 
  • 2003 Habilitation, Klinik für Herz, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover  

Berufserfahrung  

  • 1996–1999 Oberarzt, Abteilung Herzchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Lübeck  
  • 1999–2004 Oberarzt, Klinik für Thorax, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Leitung der Dependance der Klinik für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der MHH, Ortstadtkrankenhaus Hannover 
  • 2004–2007 Stellvertretender Direktor, Herz- und Thoraxchirurgie, Westdeutsches Herzzentrum, Universitätsklinikum Essen
  • Seit 2007 Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Thorax-, Herz- und Thorakale Gefäßchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg  

Schwerpunkte 

  • Chirurgie der Herzinsuffizienz
  • Rekonstruktive Klappenchirurgie
  • Aortenchirurgie 
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The Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery offers surgical treatment of all congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and lungs in adulthood, including the heart transplantation. Performing more than 1,500 surgeries a year, the clinic uses the latest ventricular assistive devices, and works closely with all other departments, and is ready to accept the high-risk patients and patients after emergencies.

It also has a vast experience in the field of thoracic surgery of the aorta, for which it becomes increasingly important to use the modern procedures, such as stent implantation. In cooperation with the Clinic of Cardiology, in some cases, it offers the minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. When compared to the other national clinics, this clinic takes a leading position with very low perioperative mortality. The Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery is included in the list of recommended specialized clinics of Cardiac Surgery according to the list of the best medical institutions compiled by FOCUS for 2016.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography or transesophageal echocardiography
  • preoperative care
  • cardiac catheterization
  • patch aortoplasty
  • 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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