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Congenital heart defects’ treatment in Germany
Surgical correction and treatment of congenital heart defects for patients of all ages is one of the core activities of German cardiac surgeons. Currently a wide experience of congenital defects’ treatment has been accumulated in German health care facilities. In this context, about 70% of the patients are children including newborn, and another 30% are adults diagnosed with congenital heart defects and underlying diseases.
Presently congenital cardiac defects units have direct contacts with prenatal diagnosis centres and perinatal centres. If heart defect is found in course of prenatal diagnosis, paediatric cardiologist supervises pregnancy and delivery
Special attention is given to acute congenital cardiac defects: transposition of great vessels, truncus arteriosus, aortic coarctation, aortic valve stenosis, anomalous pulmonary venous drainage as well as single cardiac chamber etc. Upon delivery, children with diseases of that nature are transferred to cardiac intensive care unit for immediate surgery and treatment. German modern technologies allow surgical corrections to newborns with no donated blood required.
For example, within the first year of life following anomalies are to be eliminated: ventricular septum disorders, pulmonary atresia, atrioventricular canal defect, Fallot’s tetrad and severe blue baby syndromes (complete transposition of great vessels with both of the great arteries transposed from the right ventricle or with coexistent stenosis.)
In future patients with congenital cardiac defects pass into the adults’ category and risk to be treated by doctors with no special study, and not familiar with their peculiarity. In this connection in 1988 an innovative program on paediatric cardiology and congenital heart defects had been initiated in German Heart Centre. This program ensures same specialists examine and treat such patients in the same health centre, despite their age. Below you can find some clinics that work closely with German Heart Centre and introduce its scientific researches’ results into the congenital cardiac defects’ treatment.
GKH Clinic, Bonn, Germany
Cardiac surgery in GKH Clinic boasts scientific and practical cooperation with unique cardiovascular centre “Rhein-Ahr” and German Heart Centre enabling to multiply its medical capabilities in congenital heart defects’ treatment. The Clinic offers:
- Congenital and acquired heart defects treatment;
- Treatment of congenital and acquired pathologies of cardiovascular system;
- Treatment of impaired blood flow to the brain and peripheral arteries;
- Resynchronization therapy of heart failure;
- Transplantation of catheters, pacemakers and vascular valves.
This is not the whole range of services. Please call for comprehensive list of diagnostic and therapy services.
Rodenberg-Clinic, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
Rodenberg-Clinic is one of the most competent German Clinics; high skilled professionals carry out numerous cardiac surgeries annually, including congenital heart defects’ treatment.
The Clinic was found in 1974 and used to have a profile of cardiovascular center. In 1989 the scope of treatment services had been widened with cardiovascular surgery. Thorax centre was opened in 2014.
This clinic provides top class medical services including but not limited to diagnostic and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, most complicated cardiac surgery, congenital heart defects treatment, and more.
The Director of Rodenberg-Clinic Professor Christian Vallbracht, M.D. has profound 40-years experience in the area of cardiac surgery and cardiology. He offers high quality treatment and careful individual approach. Cardiac surgeries as well as all therapeutic, diagnostic and rehabilitation services are carried out with the best knowledge utilizing innovative German technological and scientific solutions. More than 30 thousand successful cardiac surgeries have been done in the history of the Clinic and gave its patients new life and full recovery.
Apart from German, numerous international patients apply to Rodenberg-Clinic annually. Essential medical areas of expertise are:
- Any type of heart defects;
- Congenital heart defects treatment;
- Circulatory system and heart diseases resulted from heart seizure;
- Cardiac arrhythmia;
- Circulation failure ;
- Ischemic heart disease etc.
The Clinic also focuses on heart diagnosis with up-to-date innovative equipment. In particular, patients have an option to take painless procedure of a heart wall and valves’ analysis by means of 3D ultrasound system.
These are only very few clinics, you can contact for further treatment. We will comprehensively inform you about treatment methods and clinics in Germany.