German Medical Group will inform you in detail about your future treatment in Germany. Germany is one of the most popular places for treatment of cardiovascular problems. More than 100,000 cardiac surgical operations are conducted in Germany every year, the largest share of which is accounted for by structural heart defects and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Minimally invasive operations involve hybrid techniques and are done to treat the following cardiac diseases:
Coronary artery bypass grafting / cardiac surgery
Coronary artery bypass grafting is a kind of cardiac surgery, which is carried out to treat coronary heart problems and/or ischemic heart disease. Coronary artery disorders result from severe metabolic disruptions in cardiac vessels, which contribute to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the vessels (atherosclerosis), causing them to narrow and impair the nutrition of the myocardium.
The surgery consists in the implantation of a graft to bypass the constricted section of a vessel. The minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting method reestablishes blood flow in the myocardium and rebuilds its function.
Standard and invasive heart valve treatment / cardiac surgery
The majority of heart valve diseases require surgical treatment. Usually, German cardiologists do their uttermost to preserve the natural valves by repairing them and eliminating structural defects.
Severe cases may require replacement of affected valves with artificial ones. Based on the situation and underlying diseases, if any, doctors can pick up the most appropriate type of prosthetic cardiac valve. Every patient is invited to a conversation on the pros and cons of each type of artificial valve (biological, mechanical, etc.) based on his/her individual situation. Implementation of the latest scientific achievements enables us to conduct non-invasive high-tech cardiac operations.
Aneurism removal / cardiac surgery
An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel, which, if it grows larger than 2 inches in diameter can break and cause death. Therefore, this condition requires surgical treatment.
The ablation of atrial fibrillation / Cardiac surgery
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common types of heartbeat disorders. In cases whereby pharmaceutical treatment methods are no longer effective, atrial ablation is applied. Mainly, this procedure is aimed at preventing apoplectic seizures.
Indications (cardiac surgery):
- Acute cardiac arrythmia
- Congenital heart diseases
- Cardiogenic shock
Defibrillator installation / cardiac surgery
In Germany, installation of defibrillators involves the use of high-tech equipment. Our highly qualified doctors have a great experience in performing such operations with guaranteed safety and integrity. Indications (cardiac surgery):
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Brugada syndrome
- Long QT syndrome (LQTS)
These conditions used to require open-heart operations with a complete dissection of the breastbone and cutting open the ribcage. Today, cardiac surgeons use innovative techniques, which require but a minor incision.
Such operations are no less effective than open-heart surgeries. This minimally invasive hybrid technique reduces pain and aggravations, such as sternum inflammation, bleeding and respiratory inflammation. Patients end up with only a small post-operative scar. Minimally invasive treatment does not require a lengthy hospital stay and ensures quick rehabilitation.